School Greenhouse Opens Saturday Giving Away Garden Plants

The Crothersville High School greenhouse will be open this Saturday during the Community Wide Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will feature some free garden plants as well as some traditional and exotic garden plant varieties.

Members of the Crothers-ville FFA and Crothersville High School Greenhouse have teamed up with Jackson County Farm Bureau Incorporated to give away garden plants.

The kit includes varieties of tomatoes, peppers, summer squash, cucumbers, and broccoli. The 9-plant starter kits will be given away to the first 100 families who ask for them at the school greenhouse.

“Our main focus is supplying families with the opportunity to produce wholesome fresh vegetables for their family this summer”, said Linda Maxie, FFA Advisor.

FFA officer and horticulture student Drew Holm said, “I hope that many gardeners take advantage of this.  If gardeners’ raise more than they can eat, we want them to give the extra vegetables to their neighbor, church, or community food pantry. We hope this activity inspires individuals to take part in a popular agriculture sector and realize how much food can be produced from these nine plants.”

Grown by the students of the CHS Horticulture class will, in addition, have a special 9 plant variety pack of six exotic tomatoes and three exotic pepper plants.  Plant varieties include: Big Rainbow tomato, Green Zebra tomato, Chocolate Cherry tomato, and Choco Sweet peppers.

“This is something that every gardener will want to try,” said CHS Ag teacher Linda Maxie. The greenhouse will be open during regular school hours until the end of the school year.”