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Contactless virtual plant sale at College of Lake County

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Apr 19, 2021

The horticulture department at College of Lake County will hold its annual plant sale fundraiser virtually this year. Beginning Monday, April 19 through Monday, May 3, purchase plants online using credit card payment only. Proceeds help support CLC horticulture student scholarships, internships and program enhancements.

“Community members look forward to this sale every spring,” said horticulture department chair Rory Klick. “Gardeners are always excited to get started planting and we’re very happy to offer the sale virtually this year. Our students in horticulture production and sustainable agriculture have helped grow a wide range of annuals, perennials, fruits, vegetables, herbs and houseplants as part of their hands-on coursework and gain real world experience as growers.”

All plants are grown by CLC students and staff. Sowing seeds and propagating plants to prepare for the sale began last fall and ramped up February through April to get crops sale ready. Purchasers may choose from herbs, annuals, perennials and hanging baskets of flowers as well as vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, tomatoes and squash. Native perennials are also available.

Limited curbside times will be made available every 15 minutes to pick up plants Thursday, May 6 through Friday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the horticulture greenhouse (Building H near the Brae Loch Road entrance to the Grayslake Campus). On your chosen pickup day, please pull up the drive on the side of the greenhouse at the four-way stop on Lancer Ln. between Brae Loch Rd. and Washington St. Your order will be brought to you and loaded into your vehicle by staff.

Orders are placed online at www.clchorticultureplantsale.com

About College of Lake County:

The College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. The College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes and is a national leader in many areas, including sustainability and conservation.