Winter plant sale benefits horticulture program

The Daily Times staff
Lauren McNealy shops for plants on Tuesday during the annual winter plant sale at San Juan College in Farmington.

FARMINGTON — As the semester comes to its end, San Juan College horticulture students are selling off plants from the school's greenhouse.

Residents on Tuesday stopped by the greenhouse to purchase plants during the annual sale. The college hosts two plant sales a year at the end of each semester.

While the summer plant sale included edible plants for gardens, such as tomatoes and lemongrass, the winter sale included mostly house plants, like succulents, tropicals and ornamental chiles.

Proceeds from the sale fund future horticulture classes and programs at the college. Anyone who wears an ugly Christmas sweater will receive 25 percent off the purchase price.

The winter plant sale continues from noon to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the greenhouse, located at 4601 College Blvd.

Marijean Stephenson, left, gets help from Moses Duran as she chooses plants on Tuesday at the annual winter plant sale at San Juan College in Farmington.