Last week I mentioned that Sister’s Husband is an Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor. K gave Mom and I a tour of the FFA Greenhouse.
The students grew and sold poinsettias for the Holiday Season. They learned about growing the plants, cost of production, break even price and sales.
About half of the greenhouse is full of pretty flowers. Perinials, annual plant starters and a few exotic plants.
The other half of the greenhouse is vegetables. Tomatoes, broccoli, carrots, green beans, kohlrabi and peas. The vegetable are grown, picked and eaten by the students. After the vegetables are picked they are delivered to the school cafeteria and put on the salad bar for the entire student body to enjoy.
It was neat to see so many beautiful blooming plants and growing vegetables in December. I also think it is great that K’s students are learning about food production, food costs, and sharing the “fruits of their labor” with their peers.