Plant sale to fund Bitney College Prep gardening program in Grass Valley |

Plant sale to fund Bitney College Prep gardening program in Grass Valley

Bitney College Preparatory High School students have been growing plants in a greenhouse for months this school year.

The school’s gardening class has been gathering plants grown from seed for the school as it hosts a plant sale this week.

The plants are for sale after school from 3:30 to 4 p.m. at 135 Joerschke Drive in Grass Valley.

Students worked to grow many types of plants including but not limited to: beans, onion, squash, pumpkins, several assorted greens, a few fruits including tomatoes, and a few trees. Baked goods will also be offered from the Bitney Prep baking class.

“We want to encourage everyone who wants a garden this summer to have one,” said Misha Rauchwerger, who runs the gardening program.

All proceeds for the event will go toward helping to continue the program by funding next year’s gardening class for supplies like seeds, soil, and tools. Some proceeds will be directed toward a field trip to Sierra Harvest’s Food Love Project Farm.

Priced to sell on a donation basis and no one will be turned away. The plant sale lasts this week only.

Bjorn Johnson is a Bitney College Prep High School student and an intern with The Union.

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