Star Roses and Plants, a nursery in West Grove, donated its signature mini roses to two high schools in Philadelphia, with the hope of nurturing horticultural ideals within the community, writes Richard Gaw for the Chester County Press.
W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Science and Abraham Lincoln High School both offer a range of agriculture-related courses, including botany, animal science, biology, retail floristry, and more.
In early May, the staff at Star Roses and Plants delivered 50 mini roses to each school. Students were able to dig holes, plant the flowers, water them, and ask questions.
“Star Roses and Plants is committed to supporting the teachers, students, and schools that nurture this next generation of horticulture students. After all, they are the future leaders of our industry. It’s our responsibility to share how meaningful and rewarding a career working in horticulture can be,” said Susan Bacus Morgan, marketing manager at Star Roses and Plants.
She said that these were not one-time visits and donations to the schools, but a relationship that could extend for years to come.
Read more about Star Roses and Plants in the Chester County Press.