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Local nursery offering free plants to area schools

Posted at 11:32 AM, Nov 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-01 12:32:56-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Due to being "inundated with plants," the Benson Plant Rescue is extending its offer of free plants for area schools.

From their release:

The Benson Plant Rescue has been so inundated with plants that it is declaring a “Houseplant Emergency” and is extending its annual offer of FREE houseplants for Omaha area schools. Every year the Benson Plant Rescue receives donations of plants prior to the first frost, but this year has by far exceeded any previous years.

Thus teachers in Omaha area schools, public or private, are invited to come in this Saturday or Sunday between 10:00 and 4:00 and take one free houseplant for use in their classrooms while supplies last. Plants available include Boston ferns, Kimberly ferns, Dracaena, and palms.

In addition to the FREE houseplants for schools, the Benson Plant Rescue has a wide assortment of small, medium and large houseplants available for purchase at reasonable prices, including: fiddle leaf fig, rubber trees, several varieties of cactus, bird of paradise, ficus trees, Norfolk pine, split leaf philodendron, jade, dieffenbachia, snake plant, and much more.

The Benson Plant Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Proceeds from plant sales assist the Omaha Public Library and support organic recycling through the Community Produce Rescue.

LOCATION: Benson Plant Rescue — 7224 Maple Street
HOURS: Saturday (11/2) and Sunday (11/3) — 10:00-4:00