Grayson County High School students are once again raising and selling a variety of vegetables, flowers and ferns during the 2012 Plant Sale in the Carl Morris Family Horticultural Education Center located behind the school.
Running from this past Monday through Tuesday, May 15, the public is welcome to come by the during regular school hours to purchase tomato plants, pepper plants, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, lettuce, flowers, ferns, and wave petunia hanging baskets.
“Our vegetable plants and bedding plants are very healthy and prices are lower than most other greenhouses in our area,” said greenhouse coordinator Brian Newton, an Agricultural Education teacher at the high school.
The students enjoy their time in the greenhouse just as much as local patrons enjoy taking home the plants.
“I enjoy helping the customers,” said Tabitha Yens, a senior, who has worked in the greenhouse for two years now. Yens also said she likes working with the flowers.
Fellow senior Rachel Wooldridge, also a second-time greenhouse student, said she enjoys “making everything look good” in the greenhouse.
Sophomore Emily Strader, who is enjoying her first year of helping out in the greenhouse joked, “it’s better than being in class!”Strader went on to say, “It’s a really good learning experience. You learn a lot out here.”