Every spring, EHGSA grows around 15 different varieties of coleus plants from cuttings, totaling approximately 4,000 plants. The varieties we grow were bred and released by UF’s coleus breeding program, which was founded by Dr. Dave Clark. We sell these coleus plants at a sale later in the spring. The money from the plant sale is used to fund an educational trip (typically held in August) to learn about horticulture in other parts of the US and around the world. The money is also used to fund travel grants (up to ten $300 grants per year) to help graduate students present their research at professional conferences, and it is used for social events and local trips within the state of Florida.