US (AL): FFA club growing vegetables inside high school greenhouse

Inside of Escambia County High School’s warm greenhouse, agriscience students carefully watered their plants.

The students who are participating for a grade in class, are also a part of the school’s new FFA organization.

ECHS Agriscience Teacher and FFA Sponsor Rodney Owens said the club, which began last semester, is going through a learning year.

This year, club dues for members were paid through a Farmer’s Federation grant.

Owens said through the year, each one of the students must complete a project.

“It’s a major grade for them,” he said. “Everyone of the students has within the greenhouse; they’re responsible for 18 cups. They have to water and feed them until we sell them.”

Students and club members are growing peppers, squash and other vegetables.

Read more at The Atmore Advance (Andrew Garner)

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