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

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