US (NC): Plant sale Wednesday in Salisbury to benefit school greenhouse program

A special plant sale will take place this Wednesday, December 14, at Henderson Independent High School in Salisbury. Proceeds will benefit the school's greenhouse program.

"We have been opening up the greenhouse during class for holiday shopping and for students to truly experience the retail, entrepreneurial side of things," said Ashley Honbarrier of Happy Roots. "The students have been working on this in every class. From planting and propagating, decorating, graphic design, marketing, advertising, pricing, greeting customers, transactions, counting back change, cooking complimentary snacks, and hospitality. They were excited to make $130 in just two hours of their first plant sale. They received many compliments on their manners and customer service, and even made some tips after carrying plants to customers' cars."

The sale will take place from 10:00 a.m. until noon on Wednesday. The school is located at 1215 N. Main St. in Salisbury.

"The students all excelled in their own areas, in their own ways, and got a huge morale boost," Honbarrier added. "We have a lot of foster children at the school this year, and this program has been wonderful for them. They were eager to create a full list of ideas on how to improve and draw in more customers next week. I think we have some fine entrepreneurs and business leaders on our hands!"

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