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Popular FFA plant sale begins Friday at junior high

Shelton-Mason County Journal of Shelton, Washington

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The Shelton High School chapter of Future Farmers of America (FFA) will host its annual plant sale from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the horticulture site at Oakland Bay Junior High School.

All proceeds go to the club.

The hundreds of plants on sale include many varieties of tomatoes, jalapenos, blueberries, lilacs, rhododendrons and hydrangeas. They are offered in hanging baskets of cedar or moss.

"Some are from plugs, but most of them are from seed," said senior Justin Warren, who has been a member of FFA for four years.

Junior Tyler Cralle said his favorite plant to work with is lemon balm, for a fairly obvious reason: "You get to smell like lemon balm."

Senior Mandy Pierce said the project "makes me want to garden." One of the rewards of the program is "seeing it all grow, knowing you did something," she said.

Sophomore Billy Lewis said the process of growing and transplanting takes him back to his childhood days spent on his grandparents' cow farm on Johns Prairie.

Warren plans to turn his horticultural skills into a career.

He will study the John Deere diesel mechanic program for two years at Walla Walla Community College. His dream is to raise cattle and crops on a 268-acre spread in Texas.

For more information on the plant sale, call 426-7991, ext. 15605.

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Original Publication Date: April 28, 2016

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