The first class studied ecology and
environmental horticulture. They learned how, in nature, there is a
balance between all living things. They did hands-on activities to
learn about the weather, the importance of recycling, types of
composting, organic gardening options, making paper and much more.
They also completed a community service project for the nursing
Back row, left to right: Max Buse, Hannah Sheley, Heather Morrow,
Dillon Huff, Hayden Zimmer, Daryl Bess, Clarissa Bess and Stephanie
Johnson. Front row, left to right: Angela Kelley, Abby Butler,
Teresa Hyde, Morgan Miller, Reiley Davis, Ethan Cantrall, Jon Ingram
and Ian Prather. Not pictured: Kristin Bishop.
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The second class focused on plant
growth and development. They studied about how plants are a vital
part of planet Earth. Topics in this class included plant needs,
plant growth, plant and flower parts. Some of the hands-on
activities were propagation, taught by one of the Logan County
Master Gardeners; flower dissection; leaf rubbings; garden layouts;
and much more. This group also completed a community service project
for the nursing home.
Back row, left to right: Matthew Hill, Clay Irwin, Ashley Norris,
Kayla Peddicord. Front row, left to right: Xavia Hennessy, Kathryn
Arneaud, Kathy Daniels, Abi Ray and Courtnee Mileham.
from Amy L. Hyde,
community worker, 4-H youth development,
Logan County Extension office]