After months of work, Palmer students are seeing their efforts in the greenhouse pay off.

The Palmer Chapter of Future Farmers of America (FFA) opened its annual plant sale at the greenhouse near Palmer High School on Friday.

In January, students started growing more than 200 hanging baskets. They also have hundreds of vegetable starts and other flowers and plants.

Money raised from the sale goes back into the FFA agriculture program.

Palmer High junior Sophia Nowers said it’s important for students to learn about the Valley’s agriculture industry. She’s also started her own business selling basil at local farmers markets and to restaurants.

“I just really love growing the plants," Nowers said. "And being able to support local businesses with locally grown food and knowing where that comes from. Knowing that when I eat food at Turkey Red and it has basil in it, that’s my basil and that comes from right here at Palmer High.” 

The plant sale continues Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Any plants left over will be sold during select hours after school or donated to the Grow Palmer program that plants food in downtown.

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