TOP PHOTO: The greenhouse at Campbell High is open for the season.

It was a busy opening day on Friday at the Campbell High Greenhouse. A proud Nathanial Morton stands behind a couple of his outstanding students, Makayala Siler and Ryan Kennard.

JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Campbell High Senior Ryan Kennard says he has fun every year working at the school’s greenhouse. Kennard’s instructor, Nathanial Morton, explains that there’s actually a lot of learning and life lessons in play during what is now Kennard’s fourth year at the greenhouse. See Charlie Hutson’s full photo gallery HERE.

Nathanial Morton (left) visits with Shann Teague at the Campbell High Greenhouse.

“The greenhouse provides an opportunity for students to learn commercial production on a basic level. Performing customer service and interaction with customers, who are here to purchase tomatoes, peppers or flowers, a wide variety of plants, are also lessons,” added Morton, the schools Agriculture Educator.

The pricing board is posted at the entrance to the greenhouse.

Proceeds from the greenhouse cover fees for students who qualify for competitions, according to Morton. “They just have to pay for their meals, and can go to the Future Farmers of America (FFA) competitions for free thanks to the greenhouse,” said Morton.

CCHS Junior Sarah Vowell, in her third year with the greenhouse, shares some of the plants available, tomatoes (Beefmaster, Celebrity and Better Boys), watermelons, sun flowers, cucumbers, red pepper, bananas peppers and more.

The Campbell High Greenhouse is on the the Jacksboro side of the school and is open Monday through Friday from 9am until 4pm.

From Eagle I, WLAF’s Charlie Hutson shares a look at both Campbell High Greenhouses, on the left and in the back. The front, right side structure serves as the service area.