US (KY): McLean High School greenhouse sale starts Monday

The greenhouse at McLean County High School will soon see more foot traffic than the students taking care of a variety of flowers, plants and more that have been growing since the fall semester. Upon arriving back from spring break, the students will show off their efforts with their annual greenhouse sale beginning at 8:30 a.m. April 11.

“This is a student-run greenhouse. From part of the decision-making all the way through to the sale and everything in-between,” said Benji Kilgore, ag teacher and FFA advisor at MCHS. “The students are hands-on and taking care of most of the legwork behind it.”

Kilgore said that the sale occurred last year and proved to be a different experience than he’s encountered before.

“I feel like our sale last year went really well,” Kilgore said. “It was my first time being in charge of a greenhouse sale solely. Whenever I was in high school, of course, I helped with our FFA greenhouse sale. But last year was the first time of doing it on my own and was on the teacher’s side of the greenhouse sale, and I did have a little bit of a learning curve with that. And especially being in a new area, I didn’t know what sold well .”

Senior Alex Stratton has been a part of the greenhouse throughout his high school experience and compliments the “full” variety in the greenhouse including marigolds, tomatoes and herbs. Kilgore emphasizes the use of people skills to do work outside of the scheduled class time by helping out with greenhouse sale itself.

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