Plant Sale Benefits Harmony Learning Center, New Immigrant Program

Updated: 04/24/2013 5:30 PM By: Jasmyn Taylor


Independent School District 622 Community Education has partnered with the Century College Horticulture Department and Our Community Food Projects to offer garden plants for sale.

The plants were started at Century College and will be at the new greenhouse at Harmony Learning Center later this month.

In 2012, ISD 622’s Community Education Program partnered with Our Community Food Projects to start an Immigrant Garden Program at the Harmony Learning Center as a way to provide land and related support for immigrants to grow culturally-specific foods for their families, according to the district.

Plant offerings include vegetables and flowers, both conventional and open pollinated, and will be sold in four-packs and 3.5-inch pots, with some specialty six-packs for sale as well.

Profits from the sale of the plants will go toward expanding the Greenhouse/Garden Program at Harmony Learning Center as a non-traditional, new immigrant program for students to gain English, math, and job skills, as well as small business management experience.

The greenhouse, which was donated by Century College, will also provide internship opportunities for Century College Horticulture students and give local community members an opportunity to explore careers and further their education in horticulture.

The sales will start Wednesday, May 1, at the Harmony Learning Center in Maplewood.

To order plants online, visit the Community Food Project website.

Orders can also be taken by phone by calling Megan Buchanan at 612-423-0707.

Plants can be delivered to groups with orders of 10 or more flats.