Student Run Greenhouse to Open Wednesday

With the 20 degree temperatures finally behind us, spring has sprung and the Anderson County High School Greenhouse will be opening its doors once again this Wednesday.  The greenhouse, which is almost completely student run, has been a great learning opportunity for our students.

According to ACHS agriculture teacher, Matthew Price, the greenhouse runs on a unique student management system that directs the other students to make sure work gets done. “What’s really cool about our greenhouse and probably sets us aside from other greenhouses is that we actually run off of a management system,” he said. “So back at the beginning of this trimester, I chose six students who are our managers…Those managers are basically responsible to make sure that what needs to be done gets done.”

The students in the program, both the managers and the laborers, get a chance to not only learn job skills but also build responsibility.  Noah Goodlett, the general manager for the greenhouse, said, “This greenhouse in this class gives us a lot of responsibility and teaches us a lot of things to do in life…One day I’m going to go to college and get a business degree, and it gives me a lot more knowledge on how to do it.”

The ACHS Greenhouse, which is located behind the high school, will open during the weekdays starting this Wednesday from 1pm to 5pm and Saturday from 10am to 2pm.  They have many different flowers and vegetables ready to sell including peppers, tomatoes, petunias, impatiens, and more.  For more information, call 502-604-1704.

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