NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Stephen F. Austin State University’s horticulture program will host their fifth annual Spring Plant Fair from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at the SFA Plantery located at 1924 Wilson Drive.
Plants available for purchase include a variety of summer annuals like coleus, vinca, ornamental sweet potato, summer snapdragon, wishbone flower and more. All grow well in the East Texas area.
The Plantery is a program rooted within the Department of Agriculture where students grow and raise plants in the micro-farm called Sprout, the greenhouses, and the teaching gardens around the SFA Agriculture Building. This event is also an opportunity to tour the plant-growing operation and the projects SFA students have been developing like the gravel garden and hydroponic system.
“The students are so excited to show our East Texas community what they’ve been learning about with 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.”
In the event of inclement weather, the Spring Plant Fair will be postponed to Friday, April 21.