Planting a seed
AVRSB students gain hands-on experience at Kingstec workshops
If Michelle Muis can plant a seed that grows into a lifelong love of horticulture, she’s one happy teacher.
“It’s the most rewarding part of my job,” said Muis, a horticulture instructor at NSCC Kingstec.
A group of 60 Grade 8-11 Annapolis Valley Regional School Board students visited the Kentvillebased community college Nov. 2 for Skilled Futures in Trades and Tech workshops organized in conjunction with Skills Canada-Nova Scotia. Workshops ranged from electrical engineering to plumbing.
Muis led the way for a horticulture workshop.
“We’re taking a leftover product from our retail garden sales here at NSCC. We’re taking the tulip bulbs, half will go to the landscape students to plant around the campus and the other half go to the operations students,” she said, stressing that nothing goes to waste.
The resulting tulips will be sold at one of Kingstec’s plant sales.
“The plant sales raise money to support hiring two students from the horticulture program to work