‘The kids just love this stuff’

Courtesy photos

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Students in Rick Sweeney’s horticulture class at Goodrich High School have been busy growing all sorts of fruits and vegetables in the district’s greenhouse this year. “The kids just love this stuff,” Sweeney said. “They learn so much hands on, and they enjoy it. It really makes my day.” At the beginning of the semester, the greenhouse was empty, but now it’s full again with day lilies, tomatoes, carrots, corn, ferns, geraniums, coleus, petunias, sweet potatoes, hydrangeas, cucumber, succulents and tulips. Sweeney said the students plan to make Christmas wreaths to sell to raise money to support the horticulture program.