Spring Plant Sale Continues Monday

All the colors of spring will be on display when the Arkansas Tech University Department of Agriculture hosts its annual spring plant sale at the Tech Greenhouses. The sale was open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16. The final day of the sale will be from 1-4 p.m. on Monday, April 18.

All proceeds from the plant sale are re-invested in supplies for agriculture students at Arkansas Tech. “Ours is a teaching greenhouse,” said Dr. Jim Collins, professor of horticulture at Arkansas Tech. “Everything that we sell during the spring plant sale each year is grown by students. It’s a great showcase for our students and their talents, and we are always grateful for the how the community supports our plant sales.” Collins said that geraniums, bedding plants, azaleas, tomato, cucumber, pepper transplants, ferns, herb baskets, watermelon, squash and hanging baskets are just some of the highlights for the 2011 spring plant sale. The Arkansas Tech Greenhouses are located on the north side of the university’s Russellville campus. Signs will be placed along Highway 7 pointing shoppers to the sale. For more information, call (479) 968-0251 or send e-mail to jcollins@atu.edu.

Photographed inside one of the Tech Greenhouses is Miss Tech 2011 Brandi Cromer, a junior agriculture business major from Lamar.