NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s horticulture program will host the annual Spring Plant Fair from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at the SFA Plantery, located at 1924 Wilson Drive.
Plants available for purchase include edibles like tomatoes and peppers, as well as a variety of summer annuals, including begonias, coleus, globe amaranth, summer snapdragons, vinca and more. All plants grow and perform well in East Texas.
The Plantery, a program within the SFA Department of Agriculture, allows students to grow and raise plants in the Sprout microfarm, greenhouses and teaching gardens around the Agriculture Building.
The plant sale also is an opportunity to tour the plant-growing operation and view student projects, such as the gravel garden and hydroponic system.
“The students are so excited to show our East Texas community what they’ve learned about growing plants,” said Dr. Jared Barnes, associate professor of horticulture and steward of the Plantery. “We welcome people to come tour the Plantery and buy some plants, since all proceeds support student learning.”
Music, snacks and games will be provided by the SFA Horticulture Club. In the event of rainy weather, the Spring Plant Fair will be postponed until Friday, April 22.
For more information, contact Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org. The community also may learn more about the horticulture program by visiting www.horticultureisawesome.com/the-plantery or by following @sfahorticulture on Instagram.