Here’s how buying plants can help these Greene County college students

Central State University will host its 27th annual Plant Extravaganza, and money raised at the event will benefit students.

The sale will happen Tuesday from 3-6 p.m. and again Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m.–2 p.m. in the CSU Greenhouse in Wilberforce.

Students majoring in Sustainable Agriculture and volunteers started in January to plant seeds and propagate houseplants, annual flowers, perennials, herbs and vegetables. The community outreach effort is sponsored by the Department of Agricultural Sciences in the College of Engineering, Science, Technology and Agriculture.

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The greenhouse specializes in seed geraniums, coleus, tomatoes and peppers, but there are more than 50 varieties of plants available. Cost per flat is $10, mix or match. Additional donations are accepted.

All proceeds are donated to the CSU Greenhouse Fund, which helps pay for supplies, scholarships, student research and campus beautification.

The public is invited to come early for the best selection. Cash or checks accepted only.

Central State University is a regionally accredited 1890 Land-Grant University.

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