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Annual plant sale benefits MTSU ag scholarships

Annual plant sale benefits MTSU ag scholarships

The MTSU School of Agribusiness and Agriscience’s annual plant sale will be held on campus all this week and the last Thursday and Friday in April: April 15-19 and April 25-26.

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Pat Thomas, coordinator in MTSU’s Office of the University Provost, admires trays of plants to be sold at the School of Agribusiness and Agriscience’s annual plant sale April 15-19 and April 25-26. (MTSU photo by News and Media Relations)

The announcement of this week’s special sale hours was made early today. The sale originally was set only for the last three Thursdays and Fridays in April.

Open to the general public and campus community from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the sale will take place in the MTSU Horticulture Center, located on Lightning Way across from the Tennessee Livestock Center.

Off-campus visitors should obtain a visitor’s parking pass from the Office of Parking Services and Transportation, located on East Main Street at the entrance to campus.

To find parking near the Horticulture Center, a printable campus map is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTParkingMap12-13.

Students enrolled in a class called “Horticulture in Our Lives” have grown the plants. Funds from the sale are used for scholarships, said Dr. Cliff Ricketts, the event organizer and an MTSU professor.

A large selection of hanging baskets and bedding plants will be available for sale. The hanging baskets include Wave petunias, coleus, Wandering Jew and lantana.

No ferns will be available this year.

Bedding plants include petunias, impatiens, begonias, vinca, snapdragon, celosia, coleus and Dusty Miller. New to the sale this year will be marigolds.

Geraniums are $3 for a 6-inch pot. All hanging baskets and flats are $12.

Vegetable plants for sale include tomatoes — both Bradley and Big Boy — as well as peppers, okra, squash, cucumber and more.

For more information and a printable flier, visit http://tinyurl.com/MT2013PlantSale.


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