We are getting underway with final preparations for the Florida Strawberry Festival Youth Plant Show and Sale. Youth involved with 4H and FFA have been growing their plants (hopefully avoiding cold damage) to get ready for the big auction that will take place on Sunday, March 7, 2010 at the Strawberry Festival in Plant City. We will have both a silent and a live auction this year. The silent auction will take place at 12:00 and will end 30 minutes after the live auction. The live auction will start at 2:00pm and will hopefully end at 6:00pm.
We hope that you will come out and support the environmental horticulture endeavors of the youth of our county. The auction raises around $30,000 for the entrants and is a good economic boost to them. It is also a great way for them to put their spare time to use and get rewarded for it. I also believe that it is a great opportunity for kids to learn about horticulture and the business of growing plants and develop the appreciation of how horticulture affects them in their everyday lives.
So we hope to see you at the Plant Show and Sale...and bring the check books!