The Hillsboro FFA greenhouse class members are pictured with poinsettia plants that they have grown this semester. From left to right (front), are: Erin Hedges, Taylor Jordan, Ashley Kimball, Aizhan Amanova, Kennadie Lee, Bre Karnes, Kylie Dun and Jessica Howland; (back l-r) Drew Kisling, Brianna Chapin and Austin Hatcher.
The Hillsboro FFA greenhouse class members are pictured with poinsettia plants that they have grown this semester. From left to right (front), are: Erin Hedges, Taylor Jordan, Ashley Kimball, Aizhan Amanova, Kennadie Lee, Bre Karnes, Kylie Dun and Jessica Howland; (back l-r) Drew Kisling, Brianna Chapin and Austin Hatcher.
By Breanna Cooper
Reporter
Hillsboro FFA Chapter


The Hillsboro FFA is starting their annual poinsettia sale organized by the greenhouse management class.

In August, students worked very hard to plant 300 red poinsettias and 25 white poinsettias to have them ready for the holiday season.

Students in the greenhouse class have been caring for and learning about these special plants since September. Each student is responsible for the care and management of specific poinsettias.

The iconic Christmas flowers are now ready to share with the public.

“I feel like we are doing very well with raising and selling the poinsettias, and hopefully, we sell out,” class member Taylor Jordan said.

The Greenhouse class will be selling poinsettias through Dec. 15 or until supplies last. Proceeds from the poinsettia sale help with operation expenses for the greenhouse and other FFA activities throughout the school year. Poinsettias are $10 each or $8 each with the purchase of at least five plants.

To contact the Hillsboro FFA, email ffa@hillsboro-indians.org or by phone (937) 393-3485, extension 1580. Come celebrate the holiday season with a beautiful, locally grown poinsettia for your holiday decoration.