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Horticulture club struggles to find roots

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Flipping Through: At their first horticulture club meeting, members scoured through gardening magazines to gain inspiration for their spring garden beds. “It was entertaining,” senior Jovet Patterson said. “I enjoyed talking about the different planting seasons and grow time for plants.”

Flipping Through: At their first horticulture club meeting, members scoured through gardening magazines to gain inspiration for their spring garden beds. “It was entertaining,” senior Jovet Patterson said. “I enjoyed talking about the different planting seasons and grow time for plants.”

Susie Webb

Susie Webb

Flipping Through: At their first horticulture club meeting, members scoured through gardening magazines to gain inspiration for their spring garden beds. “It was entertaining,” senior Jovet Patterson said. “I enjoyed talking about the different planting seasons and grow time for plants.”

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The Horticulture Club has been struggling to boost their membership and gain outreach. They are planning several different projects to beautify the school and raise funds; however, with a low membership, it is difficult for them to start anything major.

Originally, the Horticulture Club was formed to spread knowledge about plants and bring out the green thumb in its members. The club is led by sponsor Nichole Ashwood.

“I have a background in horticulture,” Ashwood said. “It’s something that I have always done. Plants have always been a part of my life.”

The members of the club all share the same passion for plants and the community around them.

“I joined because I really enjoy the environment,” sophomore Mary Kimball said. “I like making the planet nicer and helping the school.”

Every week, the group gathers to learn about plants and work on new projects.

“I learned a lot about plants and how to properly garden,” senior Bailey Willard said. “I learned about different types of flowers and how to make fertilizer.”

While they are only in their second year, the Horticulture club has already made a huge impact on the school. They have raised garden beds in the back of the school where they grow food for the culinary classes, they have weeded the front bed and they grow plants of all shapes and sizes.

“My favorite thing that we have done so far is taking care of some of the teacher’s sick plants,” freshman Sarah Coffman said.

In the lul of winter, the club is looking ahead to the future and planning out future fundraisers. They are planning on putting together a pre-mother’s day sale on house plants.

The horticulture club is always on the lookout for new members as they attempt to increase their outreach through the school.

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