|STUDENT WORKER'S GLOVES HANGING AROUND|
What does a college do that has a large beautiful old glass and steel greenhouse and lots of young energetic students in the Agriculture and Natural Resource Department? Well in 1871 the college decided to grow vegetables and flowers and make them available for a reasonable cost to the area residents. It was successful and grew to become the farm sales program which exists to this day. The money raised helps fund the department's program.
|FRESH GREENS FOR YOUR GARDEN|
Students work in the greenhouse as well as in other parts of the farm program which has grown to include hoop house gardening, hog farming, bee keeping, growing Shitake mushrooms, outdoor gardening as well as a few other projects.
|SALE IS POPULAR WITH TOWN RESIDENTS|
Every spring the students hold a large plant sale in the old greenhouse. The plants are considered first harvest as they are seeded and grown on the grounds of the college. Community support is high for the event and the plants are quickly sold. It's a win-win situation -- the residents get freshly grown plants, mostly organic, and the students raise money to help with the continuation of the program.
|PART OF GREENHOUSE WORK AREA|
For more info on Berea College's Plant Sale click here