Hennepin Technical College Moves Annual Plant Sale Online
Instructor Deb Kvamme had a feeling that the novel coronavirus might have an impact on Hennepin Technical College’s annual plant sale. Students started the process to grow geraniums in February. But by March, students were sent home. So, Kvamme worked with one other instructor to get everything else planted.
It’s because of Deb Kvamme’s action that the sale is on.
Customers can place orders through the Hennepin Tech website until May 18. The plants will be sold in bundles. The sale includes annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, hanging baskets, Mother’s Day containers, and more.
After customers place an order, the program will contact the customers to pick up their order curbside.
Kvamme knows this year’s sale will have a different feel.
“What’s missing is the the ambiance, the browsing experience for customers” said Kvamme. “They may not know the plant that they want.”
Supporting the plant sale is important for the program too. It generates money for the landscaping, horticulture and greenhouse program and teaches students how to grow plants as well as organize and run a sale.
You can learn more here.
Want more of what the inside of the plant sale usually looks like? You can check out a story about last year’s sale here.