Polk FFA students deliver tomato plants to elementary classes

Just prior to spring break, Polk County High School FFA members participated in one of the club’s favorite traditions.

Since 2004, FFA members have been giving tomato plants to every Polk County Schools students in grades kindergartern through fourth. The plants are grown in the greenhouse at PCHS.

“Our high school students enjoy interacting with the elementary students and look forward to seeing their former teachers,” said FFA sponsor Chauncey Barber.

Among the classes visited by students this year was Stephanie Fletcher’s first grade at Saluda Elementary. Class members loved the Roma tomato plants they received.

Coincidentally, the first graders are just wrapping up a science unit on plants. The first graders are growing both Tickle Me plants and grass.

“It is an awesome for them to see that what they are learning now will be helpful when they are in high school,” Fletcher said.

FFA members invite everyone to visit their annual Plant Sale, no win progress at PCHS. Hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., and the sale will continue until all plants are gone. For more information, call 828.817.0528.

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