Plant Profits: An Instructional Manual to Hosting a School Plant Sale and Funding Agricultural Education Programs from the Profits
Through personal experience and research, the need for this type of manual arose. The purpose of the manual is to be a quick-guide that includes useful information related to plant sales and opportunities to profit from plants. This manual is to be used by all agricultural educators that need help with conducting a plant sale or using a plant sale as a means of program funding. Found within the manual are basic plant sale principles and tips as well as resources that can be used to find quality plants, seeds, greenhouse supplies, and grant money, if needed. In addition to resources for the plants, there are various resources related to classroom instruction and how plant sales can be used to enhance learning for students in agricultural education programs. Finally, there is a section that covers material related to supervised agricultural experiences (SAE) as they relate to horticulture courses and how plants can provide opportunities for classroom-based SAE projects.