Hort Club Plant Sale

The 2011 Hort Club Plant Sale was a great success!

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According to Meagan O’Brien, vice president of Hort Club, many customers came on the first day expressed interest in the Hort Club and horticulture program. Almost all the plants sold before the end of the sale.

“People were very enthusiastic about the sale,” she said. “It was really rewarding to see all the little details come together — all those weeks of organizing, emails, watering, and such came together so successfully.”

The funds collected will support monthly Hort Club activities, which in the past have included pumpkin carving, flower arranging and a bonsai demonstration. The money will also pay for the annual horticulture-focused field trip. Next year the club hopes to travel to Europe.

The Hort Club gives interested students a chance to explore areas of horticulture that aren’t typically covered in the classroom. It also gives students a way to bridge their classroom knowledge with real world experience through the student led planning and development of a plant sale. Email Myra (peho005@umn.edu) if you would like to join!


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