New high school plant nursery a bonus for students - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

New high school plant nursery a bonus for students

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Phoebe foundation receives donation for medical student housing

    Phoebe foundation receives donation for medical student housing

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:25:30 GMT
    Lauren Ray, Phoebe Foundation Executive DirectorLauren Ray, Phoebe Foundation Executive Director
    A generous donation will help build a $5 million medical student housing facility on Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital's campus.The Richard King Mellon Foundation donated $1 million to the Phoebe Foundation for the proposed 25-unit gated community. More >>
    A generous donation will help build a $5 million medical student housing facility on Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital's campus.The Richard King Mellon Foundation donated $1 million to the Phoebe Foundation for the proposed 25-unit gated community. More >>
  • Dougherty County School System has Open House

    Dougherty County School System has Open House

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:19:35 GMT
    Valerie Williams, Radium Springs Middle School PrincipalValerie Williams, Radium Springs Middle School Principal
    Dougherty County parents and students got to meet old and new faces at their schools this evening.The school system held an open house at each school for families to meet the staff and learn what to expect for the upcoming school year.More >>
    Dougherty County parents and students got to meet old and new faces at their schools this evening.The school system held an open house at each school for families to meet the staff and learn what to expect for the upcoming school year.More >>
  • Law enforcement and first responders collaborate for "National Night Out"

    Law enforcement and first responders collaborate for "National Night Out"

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:14:28 GMT
    Imaya FreeloveImaya Freelove
    First responders reached out to the community Thursday night to build better relationships and help kids get ready for school.For the first time, all the law enforcement and first responder agencies in Dougherty County worked together on a National Night Out event. More >>
    First responders reached out to the community Thursday night to build better relationships and help kids get ready for school.For the first time, all the law enforcement and first responder agencies in Dougherty County worked together on a National Night Out event. More >>

January 21, 2007

Albany - - Students at Monroe High School are learning about agriculture first-hand thanks to a new facility that came with the addition of the school's Center For Excellence. 

Students in the Future Farmers of America group now have a professional green house right on school grounds.

Students learn how to grow plants and flowers and the correct amount of light and water needed to produce successful plants.

Students say the whole process teaches them character building skills.  

"If you can take care of a plant, you can take care of yourself. It teaches us leadership because he hires one student per period to manage this whole green house. If something is dirty we gotta make sure we get it cleaned up. It teaches us how to be leaders, that's what FFA is all about," says Nicholas Wilder.

At the plant's grand opening in March, students plan to sell the plant's they are growing. Monies raised will help them compete for awards on the state level.

Feedback: news@walb.com?subject=plantnursery/bs