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Corbin Rios, Caden Kindred, Easton Nowaskie, and Kyler Simpson transplant begonia plugs.

Olympia FFA Annual Plant Sale

The Olympia Future Farmers of America (FFA) is set to host their yearly plant sale on the Saturdays of May 4 and May 11, from 9 AM to 1 PM, at the high school’s greenhouse.

Members of the Olympia FFA have dedicated themselves throughout the year to preparing a diverse array of plants for this event. The chapter boasts a selection of over 45 different plant varieties, including annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, and hanging baskets, with petunias being the standout favorite.

From the onset of the second semester, agriculture students begin the process of planting plugs and seeds in the greenhouse, which are then nurtured and sold to the community. Over the semester, they meticulously care for the plants by regular watering, fertilizing, and timely transplanting as necessary.

While all of the students work hard to get the plants ready for the sale, a small group works especially hard. This group is the greenhouse managers. The 2023-2024 group of greenhouse managers for Olympia are Kaitlynn Whitecotton, Kylie Britt, Trista Davis, and Mallory Miller.

Along with the individual plants, the FFA is selling yard art signs and metal planters. These items were created with the chapter’s CNC plasma cutting table. If you would like to order a yard decoration or any sign please contact the high school at (309)379-5911 and ask for Mr. Hoffman or email -

All proceeds from the plant sale benefit the Olympia High School FFA Chapter.