Plant Education in Full Bloom at Wheeling Park High School Greenhouse


Most high school teachers plant seeds of knowledge into their students but a program at a Wheeling high school is planting actual seeds.

Students in the Floral Culture class at Wheeling Park High School began at the end of January with just seeds and soil but this week they’re selling the fruits of their labor, ironically though no actual fruit.

Instructor Don Headley says it’s great for the students to see and appreciate their work near the end of the semester.

“They appreciate how it grows from just a small little plug to a big beautiful basket or big flats of flowers,” said Headley. “It teaches some of the kids, makes them appreciate what plants are and what vegetables are and annuals and perennials.”

This marks the sixth year of the Greenhouse at Wheeling Park High School. Headley, who also teaches the Collision Repair class, had his students from that class helped build the green along with all the heating and irrigation systems.

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