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Burbank Horticulture Students Ready for Sale

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 BURBANK, Wash. -What they've been growing must be going.

Horticulture students at Columbia High School are hustling to get the greenhouse ready for the annual plant sale Friday and Saturday.

Trent Nilsson is one of 20 students who have been nursing the plants all winter.

"I do a lot of work fixing the equipment," Nilsson says. "If something goes wrong--the heat sensors are bad, the pad pump's out--that's where I come in."

Their teacher, Holly Espinosa, says the work starts in the fall.

"They get the greenhouse cleaned up: pull all the weeds, pressure wash, put in all the tables. They figure out the planting dates. So they do all the work. I'm just the overseer and the yeller."

Profits from the sale go into the FFA fund and will send the students to the state competition next weekend at Washington State University in Pullman.

The sale goes from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

To get to Columbia High School, take the Burbank exit off Highway 12, go through the roundabout, and look for the signs leading you to the greenhouse.

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