Looking for plants to beautify your yard and give nature a helping hand too? The students in the Science Club and Plant Science classes at Torrington High School are hosting a native plant sale, supported through a grant project with Audubon Sharon. Choose from a variety of native perennials and shrubs that are beneficial to various species of insects such as caterpillars, bees, butterflies, other pollinators, and birds.
Plant sale pre-orders are due by Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Select here to print and mail in the pre-order form. Or you may pick up a form at the Torrington High School front desk, Torrington Library, or Sharon Audubon Center.
Plants will also be available for purchase on the day of the sale, while supplies last.
About the Project: The Torrington High School Science Club Native Plant Sale is part of a Sharon Audubon Center conservation and community-building project, in which the students engage in growing and caring for some of the plants in the high school greenhouse, learning about native plants, and educating the public on the importance of planting native species. Funds from the sale will be used to continue work the students will be doing at the Sharon Audubon Center’s new Butterfly Flight House and Caterpillar Rearing Lab this spring and summer, including bus transportation costs to and from the Audubon Center in future years, purchasing plants for next year’s plant sale, and installing a native plant garden at Torrington High School for classes to use for educational purposes.
This project was made possible by a grant by an anonymous Fund of the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation.
Sharon Audubon Center is an engaging nature education center with a critical Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic located in Sharon, Connecticut. We are part of the Audubon Connecticut state office of the National Audubon Society and the Atlantic Flyway, and steward a total of four Audubon nature sanctuaries that encompass 3,000 acres primarily woodland habitat in Northwestern Connecticut. Visitors are welcome to enjoy our trails, nature programs, conservation-themed events, and nature store throughout the year.