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Flowers, herbs and other plants on sale to public


June 2, 2011 (El Cajon) -- St. Madeline Sophie's Center how has a Certified Organic Garden program that includes a full citrus orchard, flower gardens, a passive-solar greenhouse, a propagation house, ornamental trees, shrubs, herbs, and a worm farm.


The Garden Program cultivates more than strong, healthy plants; it is a vocational training ground where professional horticulture managers help students reap the benefits of developing physical and mental skills, social relationships, teamwork, self-esteem, and a sense of community and accomplishment.



The gardens and greenhouse are open to the public, and offer a large selection of landscaping and houseplants for sale. Students cultivate and harvest an array of flowers and herbs sold on-site.  The program serves as a mini profit- center that provides opportunities for students to earn a paycheck while producing revenue that helps support program costs. Students work in the garden and sell plants to the public Monday-Friday, from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. The public is welcome!


Beginning Saturday, June 4th, 2011, Sophie's Garden will also be open from 9:00-3:00 featuring drought resistant Southern California succulents and perennials. Individuallly priced succulents and whimsical garden items are always available. See pamphlet on St. Sophie's web site.