Agriscience Holiday Shop 2018

Kathryn Wilkinson ‘20
EE Science & Tech Editor

Trumbull Agriscience held its annual Holiday Shop and Plant Sale on Saturday, December 8th and Sunday the 9th. The Agriscience students worked hard planting, growing, and tending to all of the plants included in the sale. This plant sale boasted different varieties of poinsettias, cyclamen, and christmas cactus, which were planted in August, before the school year had even begun. Houseplants, such as spider plants and ferns were a favorite among customers, as well as the wreaths, each decorated by Agriscience students and adorned with a bow.

The annual event showcased not only plants, but also boasted professional and student vendors, as well as a bake sale. All students at Agriscience are required to maintain a project called a Supervised Agricultural Experience, or SAE, throughout their four years in the program. Those who choose to keep an entrepreneurial SAE, for example, are students who run their own business. These students have the opportunity to sell their items at the Holiday Shop. They vended candles, soaps, pottery, and succulents, all of which are homemade or homegrown products.

Sabrina Orazietti, a junior in the program, vended products from her business, Sab’s Soaps and Scrubs. “I love vending at our annual Holiday Shop,” She says. “I have the opportunity to share my all-natural and organic products with the community and I use the profits to expand my business.”

As successful as this event was, it would not be possible without plant science teacher, Ms. Lauren Bespuda. She assists each of the students pursuing a plant science major in growing and raising the plants, as well as decorating each and every wreath for sale, and instructing on how to make the bows. Furthermore, the parent organization, FOF, or Friends of the Farm were instrumental in organizing professional vendors, raffle items, and the bake sale, all integral parts of the event.

The Holiday Shop was extremely successful, as it brought

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