NU FFA students beautify the fairgrounds |

NU FFA students beautify the fairgrounds

When you visit the fairgrounds next time and notice the marigolds in blossom, thank the FFA students at Nevada Union High School.

About 10 FFA students and FFA Advisor Karen Henderson from NU spent a large part of May 19 planting about 1,000 marigold plants along the path that runs from the main entrance to Treat Street at the fairgrounds, said Sandy Woods, deputy manager at the fairgrounds.

This is the second year students enrolled in the horticulture class at NU have grown and planted marigolds at the fairgrounds. The students also grow impatiens and coleus, which are planted in flower beds throughout the fairgrounds. The plants are raised in a greenhouse at NU and are also sold throughout Nevada County, including the Farmer’s Market Saturday morning at the fairgrounds.

The county fair partners with Nevada Union and Bear River High School to produce the annual Ag Mechanics Auction and the Junior Livestock Auction, raising more than half a million dollars for Nevada County youth involved in agriculture.

To contact Soumitro Sen, e-mail or call 477-4229.

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