The Fullerton College Horticulture Department will be holding their annual Fall Plant Sale this coming weekend. The department’s fields will be filled with all type of plants including succulents, house plants, California Natives, drought tolerant plants and much more. They will also be offering a half-off sale for a selection of plants.
Drought tolerant plants are also becoming more prevalent. These plants do not require as much water as opposed to other plants.
The sale is mainly put together by the interns in the horticulture department and have all been hard at work. The interns take part in a one-year program and get involved in the plant nursery. These interns will also be involved with the sale along with volunteer students and instructors.
Denise Gonzalez is an intern who will be marking her one year in just a few months. She keeps charge of the California Natives, which are one of the top sellers. She enjoys the time she gets to spend with her fellow classmates and also loves the interactions with the customers.
“I enjoy listening to what they want to do with their garden because everyone has a master plan,” said Gonzalez.
For Gonzalez, she also appreciates all the teamwork involved during the sale. She knows she is not alone because those around her are ready to give a hand when needed.
The sales generate a diverse amount of groups from new customers to returning customers and even returning interns. Gonzalez always knows that previous interns come back because they too, want to assist or just stop by to see how far the department has come.
It’s an admirable view for her because she can see that they have reached their goals but still come back because of the community.
“They [the past interns] always say this is the best job they ever had,” said Gonzalez. “I’m starting to see why.”
The Fall sale will take place at the Horticulture Department, Saturday Oct. 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 4, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. All proceeds will go to the horticulture intern program.