Highland FFA greenhouse reopens after extensive renovations

The Highland FFA Chapter is excited to hold an open house on Monday to show off all of the hard work that they have put into renovating the school greenhouse. The school greenhouse is a way of teaching children to grow and enjoy healthy garden vegetables and the students are very happy about the project. The open house will offer a chance for the public to ask questions and learn how to start their own seedlings.

First time FFA member Brooke Harper thinks rebuilding the greenhouse was a great idea.

“I think rebuilding the greenhouse was a positive project,” she said. “And future Highland high students can eat healthy in school and live an active life in the community.”

FFA member Mary Lambert helped in the clean-up and rebuilding of the greenhouse and started seeds, she invites everyone to attend the FFA open house.

“My class enjoyed fixing up the greenhouse and learning how to start seeds,” she said. “I enjoyed planting the peas.  We would like everyone to stop by and see the renovations we have done to the greenhouse, look at the plants that we have started, learn how to start your own seeds, and answer your gardening questions.”

Jessa Fowler who helped coordinate the rebuilding of the greenhouse and the gardening program in the school thanks the community for all its help with the project.

“We are so thankful for the support that we have received, we really couldn’t have done this without that support,” said Fowler. “We especially want to thank Lowe’s Toolbox for education, the Community Foundation of the Central Blueridge FFA Food for All grant, as well as Augusta Cooperative, Spruce Hill Excavating, Simcoe Construction, Williams Plumbing and Bruce Frink.  If you have any more questions about the greenhouse or the open house, you can call me at the Highland Center 540-468-1922 or email jessafowler@htcnet.org.”

The FFA open house will be Monday April 14th  from 5 to 7 pm behind the school near the fairgrounds, this is a free event and refreshments will be served.

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