ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Since 1887, St. Anne Institute has been helping young people between the ages of 12 and 21, develop the confidence and skills they need to overcome difficulties in their lives. Through gardening and horticulture, young women are planting a brighter outlook on life.

“I wasn’t on the best track when I came here,” said one student. “Actually, this year, I’ve had a whole turnaround!”

Every year students grow flowers, vegetables, and herbs from seed in their greenhouse as part of a work experience program. It teaches students horticulture and gardening while simultaneously teaching them to care for something other than themselves, see a project to completion, and work as a team.

Each spring they plant their own garden and grounds, but also have a one-day greenhouse blowout sale, where proceeds go toward raising funds for the program. The annual plant sale at St. Anne Institute is scheduled to take place on Friday, May 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. More than 100 different types of flowers, plants, and herbs will be available for purchase for $2.

The sale will be located at 160 North Main Avenue in Albany. Proceeds from the sales will go towards upgrading the library.