F2C selling plants, bulbs, and seed mixtures as part of ‘Flower Power’ fundraiser

Buying new plants for the garden has never been so beneficial to the community.

Orcas school students are selling everything from upside-down tomatoes to double-petal Sarah Bernhardt peonies to deer-resistant double-bloom daffodils as part of a fundraising contest between now and March 12.

All items are between $10 and $30. Fifty percent of every purchase goes towards funding the Orcas Island Farm to Cafeteria (F2C) Program. The classroom that collects the most orders will be treated to a pizza party, and the individual who collects the most orders will receive a cash prize.

Elementary teacher Anne Ford McGrath and high school junior Iris Parker-Pavitt are spearheading the drive.

“This is a great chance to get a head start on your late spring through fall gardens while benefiting our growing Farm to Cafeteria Program,” said McGrath, who is also a Farm to Cafeteria Committee Member.

All orders made either face-to-face or online; they will be shipped in as little as five days. Organizers say “Flower Power Fundraising” offers only the finest, best-quality bulbs and plants available from growers in Holland and the U.S. and an unconditional, 100 percent money-back guarantee. Visit Farm to Cafeteria for more information.