Students in Grades 11 and 12 at MEI in Abbotsford have been caring for the flowers that are being sold at an online plant sale and an in-person event on May 8.

Students in Grades 11 and 12 at MEI in Abbotsford have been caring for the flowers that are being sold at an online plant sale and an in-person event on May 8.

MEI in Abbotsford holds online and in-person plant sale

Sale includes floral hanging baskets, bedding plants and planters

MEI (Mennonite Educational Institute) in Abbotsford is holding a plant sale in May.

Orders can be placed online, with pickup from May 3 to 7. There will also be an in-person sale on Saturday, May 8 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., while supplies last.

The items being sold include hanging baskets, bedding plants and planters with flowers such as violets, impatiens, marigolds and petunias.

MEI partnered with Devan Greenhouse to get a head start on the season before turning on their own greenhouse on March 1.

The flowers and plants have been grown without pesticides. Instead, natural predators have been applied to the plants throughout the early stages of growth.

MEI’s Grade 11 and 12 students have been putting together and caring for the plants in the sale, while learning about agricultural science, feeding the hungry in the community, and brightening up gardens around Abbotsford.

Last year, MEI was able to donate vegetables to the Abbotsford Archway Food Bank. Numerous bedding plants were also donated to care homes run by Communitas Supportive Care Society.

Visit mei-plant-sales.myshopify.com to place an order or for more information.

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