Hennepin Tech Plant Sale Goes On Despite Weather Challenges
Spring rain and sleet might have damaged one of the greenhouses at Hennepin Tech’s Annual Plant Sale, but the sale goes on. There’s a variety of plants up for sale, all grown by students with profits going right back into the program.
If you are looking to get a start on your summer garden, now is the time.
Hennepin Technical college will be hosting their annual plant sale on May 7 – 9 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
From vegetables to the latest garden trends, shoppers can choose from hundreds of plants.
Each plant is grown by students in the horticulture and landscaping program.
This year proved to be more difficult to the program than years past, thanks to the ever changing Minnesota weather.
“In early spring, we had some bad luck,” says Deb Kvamme, the instructor of the Horticulture and Landscaping program. “We had a lot of rain early in the day. It turned to sleet and then it turned to ice and that caused the entire greenhouse to collapse. It is a hardship, but I come from the industry so I kind of know how those things go. The college hired someone to take [the greenhouse] completely out and eventually we hope to replace it with something better.”
Even though the greenhouse collapse meant several plants were lost, the sale still has thousands of plants to offer. All of the money raised at the event goes directly back in to the program. For more information about the plant sale click here.