NHS helps Sugg FFA develop garden

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Julia Hatton – Mustangs Ahead

nhs logo(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Several members of the LRHS National Honors Society (NHS) helped clean up the gardens at Sugg Middle School last month. They assisted in getting the school’s FFA’s gardens and animals up and running.

FFA is a dynamic youth organization that changes lives and prepares members for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

FFA at Sugg Middle School teaches kids about where food comes from and the history of agriculture. The gardens in FFA grow food, and they are also used as a beauty feature.

LRHS NHS adviser and English teacher Mary Eskett said, “I am so proud of the members that were willing to help out on a Saturday. They really made a big step is getting FFA ready for the fair by helping them with their gardens at Sugg Middle School.”

Senior NHS member Abby Price stated, “It was a lot of fun helping Sugg Middle School out. I’ve always been interested in agriculture and gardening, and it was a fun experience. Everyone else had a lot of fun too.”

Through volunteering and helping the FFA with their gardens, NHS members were able to learn skills such as how to plant a garden, as well as many other agricultural topics.

“The experience was worth the drive and I actually thought it was fun. I loved helping the gardens and seeing the middle schoolers,” said junior NHS member Layna Tuchman. “It was a fun experience and I think a lot of the NHS members that came out on Saturday would agree with me.”

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