Middle School Students Host Spring Plant Sale To Save Their School Library

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community-tree-planting RPNAOn Saturday, March 31, 2012, the Hughes Middle School Green Team and Green Lab Urban Farm will be holding a spring Plant Sale to raise funds to keep a full-time school library at Hughes Middle School from 9am to 3pm. Due to severe budget cuts the library is currently scheduled for 50% closure.

The sale will feature herb and vegetable plants of all varieties, including tomatoes, basils, lettuces, peppers, eggplants, chards, beans, squashes, cucumbers, and many more edible summer favorites! Shoppers can hand pick their own plants or purchase ready-to-go garden flats complete with a perfect selection of herbs, veggies, and annual flowers. Also on sale will be many hearty “California Friendly” perennials that thrive in our local climate.

Hughes is the largest middle school in Long Beach with a population of nearly 1600 students — all of whom need access to a full-time library. Get your garden growing while helping to keep the doors open of a local school library.

The Hughes Middle School Green Team and Green Lab Urban Farm spring Plant Sale is Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 9am to 3pm at Hughes Middle School, 3846 California Avenue, Long Beach, 90807. Those wishing to make a direct donation to this cause can write a check to the Long Beach Education Foundation, with Hughes Library written on the memo line; mail contributions to the Hughes Middle School Office: 3846 California Ave., Long Beach, CA 90807.

For more information regarding this event, please contact Kim Peterson at petsit@earthilink.net.

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