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CCHS to sell Christmas flowers

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By James Bolton

There is a classroom at Campbell County High School in which students talk about things like “water vapor loss” in front of a huge bin full of soil so dark and rich it could be a farmer’s dream.

E.L. Reynolds’s agriculture class is in session, and his students are learning as they work.

The class plants and harvests their crops every semester, with tomatoes and other veggies in the spring and flowers in the fall.

Right now the class is working on growing roses for a local church, and row after row of big red Christmas flowers.

Reynolds explained that the poinsettias are going to help maintain the class in the future.

“The proceeds go right back into the program to buy seed for next year,” he said.

“They’re $10,” he added, “or $11 wrapped with foil and a bow.”