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Local Plant Sales Starting As Weather Warms Up

By Carla O'Day

By Carla O’Day

Locally grown plants will be available for purchase at an area school starting this weekend, followed by a plant sale at an arboretum two weekends later.

The Academy for Arts, Careers and Technology is scheduled to sell plants grown in its greenhouse from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 20 and 21 and from 3:30 to 6 p.m. May 22-26.

AACT’s greenhouse, 350 Hunter Lake Drive, is next to the Reno High School football field. The greenhouse is maintained by students throughout the school year and contains vegetables, flowers and other plants.

The May Arboretum Society holds its annual plant sale in the Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra St., from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 3.

Native plants, including many hard-to-find varieties, which grow well in the high desert climate and require minimal water will be available. Also for sale include annuals, perennials, sun and shade plants, herbs and succulents.

Horticulturalists will be on hand at the May Center to answer questions and a cooking demonstration with herbs is planned at 9:30 a.m.

Sales at AACT will go toward school projects, and plants sold at the arboretum will benefit the May Arboretum Society.