Badger Greenhouse Opens for Online Orders May 6

Badger Greenhouse Opens for Online Orders May 6, 2020
Posted on 04/27/2020
The Badger FFA Greenhouse will have its usual plant sale, but out of necessity, it will be different this year. Read more for information.

28th Annual Badger FFA Greenhouse Sale Begins May 6th—ONLINE SALES ONLY

 

Spring is not canceled! The Badger FFA Greenhouse will open “virtually” to all on Wednesday, May 6th, with a link at the website www.badgerffa.org. Plants will be available for pickup only on May 6-9, May 11-16, May 18-23 and May 26-27.

 

Students in the greenhouse management class initially planted about half of the plants, until the COVID-19 shut down the schools. A very small group of volunteers helped plant the rest of the plants ordered. Agriculture Instructor Larry Plapp estimates that over 30,000 plants have been planted for this annual event. Plapp said this is the 28th year of the greenhouse sale.

 

For this year, there will be NO browsing for plants at the greenhouse.  Instead, a complete online ordering form, with pictures of every plant, descriptions, pricing, and even an item inventory will be available for shoppers to use. Shoppers will place their order, pay for the order, and set up a specific time/date for pickup all from the website. When the shopper gets to the greenhouse parking lot at the assigned time, they will check-in/or call to let the greenhouse know they are at the greenhouse.

 

Plapp asks for a 5-hour window from ordering to pickup to allow the plants to be picked by the volunteers. “We are asking for people to be patient with us as we roll this out on the fly. As no students can be present, we have many individuals who are simply volunteering to help us fill these orders”. The delivery will be contactless; the volunteers following proper CDE guidelines for masks, gloves, and sanitation, will bring out the plants to a table next to the car and the purchaser will verify the order.

 

For a specific listing of all the plants at the greenhouse, please go to www.badgerffa.org and scroll down to the “current plant listing” or like the Badger Agriscience and FFA Facebook page for regular picture updates and plant listing.  Use the plant listing like a “wish list” as it will be set up similar to the website.

 

The proceeds from the greenhouse sale after expenses benefit the members of the Badger FFA chapter through various scholarships to college, FFA Events and leadership conferences.  Remember to shop early for the best selection. For more questions, contact agriculture instructor Larry Plapp at larry.plapp@badger.k12.wi.us 


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Click here to visit the Badger FFA Website to Place Your Online Order (Starting May 6, 2020)


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