If you’ve got green fin­gers.. .

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By KRIS DANDO

You’ve never seen so many plants go­ing for such cheap prices.

The an­nual Pau­ata­hanui School plant sale takes place on Oc­to­ber 26 and the nurs­ery, on the school grounds, is bulging. A ded­i­cated group of ‘‘potty planters’’ — vol­un­teer par­ents — meet reg­u­larly to cul­ti­vate seedlings.

There will be thou­sands of mini toe­toe, helle­bores, fei­joas, hedg­ing plants, flaxes, grasses and peren­ni­als, to name just some of the va­ri­eties, for sale.

Most will range from $3 to $7.

‘‘ We come to­gether each Tues­day and it’s a great way to catch up and help out the school,’’ An­gela Dempsey said.

It was hoped the sale would raise at least $10,000 to go to­wards com­puter equip­ment and teacher aides.

School prin­ci­pal Bradley Roberts said the sale was a big fundrais­ing ne­ces­sity and it helped pro­vide the best class­room en­vi­ron­ment pos­si­ble for pupils.

The sale starts at 9am and fin­ishes at 3pm, rain or shine. Eft­pos is avail­able.

Un­sold plants will be sold at the school’s Lamb and Calf Day on Novem­ber 1.

Roll up, roll up: Pau­ata­hanui School pupils, from left, Grace Dempsey, Andy Robin­son and Lau­ren Hunt want the pun­ters to come in and buy plants to support their school.

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