Trinity High School starts vo-ag program | Read More | Jessica Baker, left, holds a baby chick, one of eight hatched recently in the new vo-ag program at Trinity High School. With Baker, from left, are Lindsey Hanley, Ashley Burbank, Kurtis Hannah, principal Don Snoke, Jacob Devenney and vo-ag teacher Robin Durila....
With Baker, from left, are Lindsey Hanley, Ashley Burbank, Kurtis Hannah, principal Don Snoke, Jacob Devenney and vo-ag teacher Robin Durila.
Students from Trinity High Schools vocational-agricultural program pick pumpkins on a farm owned by Donald Snoke, assistant to the superintendent.
Were bringing it back because our kids have a great need for it, said Donald Snoke, assistant to the superintendent.
The school board recently approved the construction and placement of a 20-foot by 30-foot greenhouse on the high school campus, which Snoke
believes will be a key component of the program, enabling it to become self-sufficient.
said students can grow and sell plants like poinsettias and pumpkins seasonally, raising money for other projects.
It will be horticulture in its truest sense, said Snoke
In the summer, Snoke
planted between 4,000 and 5,000 pumpkin seeds on his
West Middletown farm, and in October, vo-ag students, along with students from the high school life skills class picked and sold the pumpkins.
Because of a blight, however, only about 400 to 500 pumpkins grew.
Next year, Snoke
said the vo-ag class will plant pumpkins and sunflowers.