DUVALL, Wash. — In March, the Cedarcrest High School FFA landscape design team placed first at the state Nursery/Landscape competition, qualifying to represent Washington state in competing at the National FFA Convention this coming October. As a team, these students are working for local organizations and individuals to earn money for this opportunity. Cedarcrest FFA would like to thank their local sponsors, to date, who have contributed in funding the national team.
Cherry Valley Horticulture Club:
The Cherry Valley Horticulture Club wanted to support and promote Cedarcrest FFA horticulture education. The Horticulture Club has generously donated to fund the landscape team’s trip to national competition.
City of Carnation Fourth of July Committee:
The Fourth of July Committee for the City of Carnation allowed Cedarcrest FFA the opportunity to manage a booth at the Carnation Fourth of July event.
Flower World nursery, located in Maltby, Wash., has donated to fund the team. Flower World supports the Cedarcrest FFA chapter by providing the plants for the FFA landscape design exhibits at the Evergreen State Fair.
Jo’s Fleece Fields:
Don and Jody Stanwick, owners of Jo’s Fleece Fields, have provided opportunity for the team to work for their farm/ feed distribution business. This has given the team opportunity to gain experience in agriculture while fundraising for national convention.
In addition to the expenses of traveling, each member pays a registration fee for the plants, soil, agriculture mechanical equipment, and other landscape materials provided in hosting the national competition. Kim Klingenburg with Keller Williams realty has donated the funds to pay for each team members’ registration.
King County Farm Bureau:
The Cedarcrest Landscape team would like to thank the King County Farm Bureau for supporting the students’ agricultural interests by donating to their national competition.
Sally Grimes employed the landscape team to assemble a greenhouse. The national landscape competition requires the competitors to identify various tools and obtain skills relating to the mechanical area of landscaping. Building this greenhouse allowed the students to gain hands-on mechanical experience and earn money for their national expenses.
If you are interested in learning more about the Cedarcrest High School horticulture program, contact the Cedarcrest FFA advisors at: firstname.lastname@example.org