Students in Dobyns-Bennett High School's Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter and horticulture class have been learning the meaning of horticultural therapy (“the use of plants and gardens for human healing and rehabilitation”) first-hand.
Their teacher, Kerrie Sluder, coordinated a beautification project partnership with Katherine Scoggins, executive director of Shepherd Center of Kingsport, to spruce up the yards and hopefully the lives of two neighbors residing on the same street in Kingsport. You can read about the first two projects here: http://bit.ly/11KvUNZ.
A third surprise mini-makeover was recently completed for a deserving couple.
"We finished with the help of some dedicated students and Mrs. Sue Trent , my partner ag teacher. Lowe's on East Stone Drive played a huge part in being able to purchase pieces," Sluder said.comments powered by Disqus