May 4, 2016
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Community members are invited to purchase native shrubs and
flowers to support the Science Consortium Fund for students
VANCOUVER, Wash.— On May 12 and 13, Clark College will host its third annual native plant sale from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. All of the native plants available for purchase were planted and grown by Clark College Biology and Environmental Studies students in the Native Plant Propagation Center (NPPC), the college’s greenhouse.
Community members will be able to select from a wide variety of native plants, with an emphasis on flowering perennials, self-seeding annuals, and small shrubs perfect for any yard. Species available include Yarrow, Western Trillium, Mock Orange, Native Iris, Blanket Flower, Large Leaf Lupine, Sword Fern, Red Flowering Current and strawberries. New this year is the availability of milkweed seed balls for attracting monarch butterflies.
Plant sales support the science consortium fund, which helps pay for a greenhouse coordinator and cover costs of field studies class trips to places such as Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon and the Lava Beds National Monument in Northern California. Students who participate in the four-day and 10-day trips pay $500 to $750. The fund offsets those expenses, making the experience accessible to more students.
The sale will take place in the college’s greenhouse located at the southwest corner of campus near the intersection of E. Reserve Street and McLoughlin Boulevard. Most plants are priced at $10.00 or under. Students will be available to assist customers with transporting plants to your vehicle.
For more information about the sale or plants available, contact Erin Harwood, Clark College STEM Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.