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The annual Great Expectations School Plant Sale in Grand Marais

May 04, 2023 08:31AM ● By Content Editor
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From Great Expectations School - May 4, 2023

While many of us have been waiting out winter’s last gasps, watching the snow melt only to fill our yards again and bracing against the north wind, students and staff at Great Expectations School have been hard at work preparing for spring. 

Since February, Science Educator William Choi has been leading students of all ages in hands-on learning experiences of planting seeds, monitoring and tending them as they sprout and grow. The school’s greenhouse, halls, and classrooms are now bursting with plant life. What a welcome sign of spring! 

Related: Great Expectations School annual plant sale provides educational opportunities, food, & funds

All are welcome to come to Great Expectations School on Saturday, May 20 from 8:00am to 1:00pm to browse the many varieties of starter plants that students have grown (and get your garden off to a vigorous start). 

You can take these seedlings home knowing they’ve been well cared for by young learners using organic practices. 


Plus, get there early for a community breakfast. Regular and gluten-free pancakes (and more) will be served from 8-10:30am.

Breakfast is $5.00 for ages 10 and under and $7.00 for ages 11 and up. We hope to see you there.    

A list of just some of the seedlings that will be available: 

Cherry tomatoes

  • Black Cherry 
  • Super Sweet 
  • Honey Drop 
  • Sun Gold 
  • Berkeley Tie Dye 

Slicing tomatoes 

  • Ukrainian 
  • Glacier 

Other veggies/fruit

  • Rainbow kale
  • Lacinato kale
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Squash 
  • Sweet peppers
  • Hot peppers
  • Banana peppers 
  • Sugar baby watermelon


  • Basil 
  • Dill 
  • Cilantro 
  • German thyme
  • Sweet marjoram


  • Sunflowers
  • Snapdragons
  • Strawflowers
  • Pansy's
  • Petunias
  • Zinnias


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