TOP PHOTO: The greenhouse at Campbell High is open for the season.
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.
“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.
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.
The Campbell High Greenhouse is on the the Jacksboro side of the school and is open Monday through Friday from 9am until 4pm.
(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 04/24/2023-6AM-PHOTOS COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLIE HUTSON)