Plant sale kicks off at Chico's University Farm

Customers shop around at the Plant Sale hosted by Chico's University Farm.

Saturday marks the first day of the plant sale, hosted by Chico's University Farm.

Around two dozen people were spread throughout the University Farm Saturday morning, milling around the displays, searching for that home grown addition to their residence.

Organic vegetables and herbs were on sale next to flowers and other plants ranging in price from $2 to $5.

Workers had their hands full with a string of customers, flowing in and out of the display area, which is a showing from the public they were hoping to see.

Hannah Burdette, a customer at the sale, just bought a house in Chico and is looking for something to liven up her new home.

"We've been working on our yard, try to put in some fruit trees," Burdette said. "So we actually came looking for to see if they had any blackberry bushes, but we might get a red bud to put in the front yard."

Burdette says it was her first time at the plant sale, and she was impressed by the available selection.

The plants were grown at the University Farm greenhouses by members of the Organic Vegetable Project, the Crop Science and Horticulture club, and students from Chico State's College of Agriculture.

Proceeds from the sale go back into the budget for the Ornamental Horticulture unit at the farm.

The plant sale will run every weekend through April 29, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

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