Agriculture Program's Plants Ready to Move

Agriculture Program's Plants Ready to Move

For the second year, the Ashland County-West Holmes Career Center’s Satellite Agriculture program at Ashland High School (AHS) is providing the bedding plants and hanging baskets for the campus of Ashland University (AU).  Instructor Tod Fox provides the leadership for the second year program that offers hands-on experience for students and utilizes the AHS greenhouses.  Fox commented, “We’re proud of our community connection and cooperation with AU.  It’s great that the students can see the results of their work prominently displayed all through the summer.” 
Students in the Agriculture program have sown the seeds, raised the plants, studied the cost of the process, and computed the selling prices. According to Fox, the project has taught not only horticulture techniques but has focused on the all-important soft skills, e.g. following orders, teamwork, planning, leadership, communication, and responsibility. 
 The greenhouses at Ashland High School are full and the public is invited to shop the annual plant sale that opens on Saturday, May 4th from 9 AM to noon.  The greenhouses will also be open on school days from noon – 3 PM.  Students have grown a variety of bedding and vegetable plants along with a few herbs and perennials.  A selection of hanging baskets and planters will also be available. 

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