Plant sale in bloom at high school Mount Si teens grow funding for trips to zoo
October 2, 2008 · Updated 6:13 PM
Blooming annuals, perennials, hanging baskets and herbs will be among plants for sale at Mount Si High Schools greenhouse from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 8 through Saturday, May 10. All proceeds go toward funding school programs, including field trips to the zoo and the Weyerhauser bonsai exhibit.
The plants have been cared for by Mount Si teacher Nick Kurkas horticulture students, including Matthew Case, a junior who plans to study plants in college to prepare for a career in botany. Hes enjoyed working on the plant sale project for a second year.
I love the pure beauty of the plants, he said.
Among Kaiya Jones favorite flowers were the pendular Swingtime Fuchsias.
These pink ones are gorgeous! They look like little bows, the junior said.
Kurkas horticulture students also put together the plant baskets seen around the city of Snoqualmie. He said that project gives students a sense of pride in themselves and their community.
When theyre going down the road, the kids can see their plants and say, I did that basket. I was a part of that, Kurka said.
?Mount Si High School is located at 8651 Meadowbrook Way S.E. in Snoqualmie. To learn more about the plant sale, call the high school office at (425) 831-8100.