The East Surry High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) kicked off its annual spring flower and vegetable sale last week, offering the public an opportunity to support the program by purchasing selections from a variety of popular bedding plants, hanging baskets and vegetables.
According to East Surry FFA Advisor Matt Love, plants are being grown from seeds or plugs by the East Surry Horticulture I and Horticulture II classes. Some members of the class are also East Surry FFA members.
Plants will be available to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on school days. All visitors are required to check in at the school’s front office upon arrival.
The popular FFA sale has become a tradition at the school, with plants having been offered on an annual basis to the public for over a decade.
“We’ve had some good luck with this,” Love said, “and we really appreciate how our community has supported us.”
“We have people who make plans to come back and get plants from us every year,” he continued. “They look forward to this and we do too.”
The East Surry FFA program currently has about 20 active members. Proceeds from the sale are used to fund field trips and FFA event participation as well as the purchase of supplies.
The sale will continue as long as supplies last or until the end of the school year.