FRANKLIN COUNTY — CareerTech Landscaping & Horticulture students are working hard to prepare for the opening of their Teens and Greens greenhouse next week.
The student operated greenhouse is scheduled to open Monday, April 15.
The greenhouse is located at 3015 Molly Pitcher Highway, Chambersburg, PA and offers a variety of annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, and hanging baskets.
Teens and Greens is open Monday through Wednesday from 9AM to 2PM; Thursday and Friday from 9AM to 5PM; and Saturday from 9AM to 1PM.
There will be modified hours for Easter break.
FCCTC’s horticulture and landscaping program provides practical, “hands-on” instruction on various aspects of landscape and turf management, floral design and basic horticulture.
Students operate a live greenhouse and work cooperatively with the school’s marketing program to operate a retail facility.
New technologies in agriculture are taught including global position systems (GPS) and hydroponics.
Additional partnership exists with the Penn State Agricultural Extension Agency in the development of crop test trials on campus.
Students also assist in maintaining the school grounds.
For additional information about FCCTC’s programs for the county’s high school students, check out the school’s website.