Pam Schehl/News Vocational agriculture students at Centerburg High School are busily constructing models of greenhouses. From left are sophomores Woody Williams, Ethan Hibner and Evan Giles.

Pam Schehl/Mount Vernon News

Vocational agriculture students at Centerburg High School are busily constructing models of greenhouses. From left are sophomores Woody Williams, Ethan Hibner and Evan Giles. Request this photo

 

CENTERBURG — The annual greenhouse project by Centerburg vocational agriculture classes has taken on a whole new dimension this year thanks to the passage of a levy in November. The students are still making model greenhouses, but their work has real-world applications because the levy will fund a real greenhouse.

Divided into small groups, the students first created paper designs of different styles and types of greenhouses. They had to take into consideration things like heating and cooling and watering systems, then try to “market” their plan to fellow classmates.

The class the News recently visited said everyone is really excited about getting a real greenhouse since the levy passed, and are thrilled at being able to put in their own ideas.

 

Pam Schehl: 740-397-5333 or pschehl@mountvernonnews.com and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews

 

 

 

Rules: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don’t attack other commenters personally and keep your language decent. If a comment violates our comments standards, click the “X” in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member.