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Introduction

Event Details

  • 🌱 Event: Annual Plant Sale hosted by DMPS Central Campus Horticulture Program
  • πŸ“… Dates: April 26, 2024 - May 18, 2024
  • πŸŽ“ Organized by: Horticulture students of Des Moines Public Schools
  • 🌿 Purpose: Showcase students' hard work and provide practical learning experience
  • πŸ“’ Marketing: Highlighted to attract visitors and support student learning

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Location

  • πŸ“ Address: Central Campus Greenhouse, 205 County Line Rd, Des Moines, IA 50320
  • 🌳 Area: Located on the southside of Des Moines
  • πŸ—ΊοΈ Region: Part of the Capital Country region
  • πŸš— Accessibility: Easily accessible by car with ample parking
  • 🏫 Facility: 10,000 sq.ft. greenhouse used as a learning lab

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Hours of Operation

  • πŸ•’ Wednesday-Friday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • πŸ•’ Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • πŸšͺ Closed: Sunday-Tuesday
  • πŸ“… Duration: April 26, 2024 - May 18, 2024
  • ⏰ Note: Hours may vary on special occasions or holidays

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Offerings

  • 🌸 Annuals: Wide variety of seasonal flowers
  • 🌼 Perennials: Long-lasting plants for your garden
  • 🏑 House Plants: Indoor plants to brighten your home
  • πŸ₯• Vegetables: Fresh vegetable plants for your garden
  • 🌿 Hanging Baskets: Beautifully arranged hanging plants
  • 🌱 Seedlings: Young plants ready for transplanting
  • 🌷 Floral Arrangements: Designed by students
  • 🌻 Specialty Plants: Unique and rare plant varieties

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Educational Program

  • πŸ“š Curriculum: Includes seed structure, photosynthesis, flower structure, greenhouse management, floral design, career exploration, and marketing
  • πŸŽ“ Classes: Three different horticulture classes
  • πŸ§ͺ Learning Lab: Greenhouse serves as a practical learning environment
  • 🌿 Topics: In-depth study of plant science and horticulture
  • πŸ‘©β€πŸ« Instruction: Hands-on teaching methods

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Student Involvement

  • πŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎ Hands-on Learning: Students actively participate in greenhouse management
  • 🌱 Practical Experience: Real-world application of classroom knowledge
  • πŸŽ“ FFA Membership: Students are enrolled as members of FFA, enhancing leadership skills
  • πŸ§‘β€πŸ”¬ Internships: Opportunities for internships within the program and with external organizations
  • 🌿 Career Exploration: Exposure to various careers in agriculture and horticulture

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