Want to green up your office or living room? UW horticulture students will be ready to help at their fall plant sale, Sept. 19-21 at the Stock Pavilion. The UW-Madison Horticulture Society holds this event each year to raise funds for conferences, field trips and other club activities.
“This year’s plant sale will include over 1,300 plants and more than 50 different varieties,” says horticulture grad student Terri Theisen. The inventory will include indoor tropical plants, cacti, hanging baskets, orchids, succulents, bromeliads, sensitive plants, lucky bamboo, crotons, ferns, money tree, air plants, venus fly traps, living stones, plant care supplies, and much more.
It will be a busy week for the horticulture students. They’ll spend a couple of days before the sale taking delivery, arranging and pricing the plants. But “Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be where all the fun is: chatting to people about plants, matching people with the right plant for their needs,“ says Theisen.
Proceeds from the fundraiser are used to help defray costs of attending horticultural conferences and expos, obtaining speakers and supplies for meetings, scholarships for members studying horticulture abroad, and field trips to businesses in the green industry such as botanical gardens, wineries, CSAs and farms in Wisconsin and northern Illinois, Theisen adds.