The shed and adjacent greenhouse under construction at 1812 Morphy Street are being built by Great Bend High School Career Technical Education (CTE) students. Once the construction is finished, other students will plant and tend a garden on the property, located west of the GBHS parking lot across from the school, Assistant Principal Randy Wetzel said.
GBHS agriculture instructor Kevin Hoff, and Travis Straub, who teaches the Construction Pathway, developed plans with the help of Sutherland’s to build a shed on the property. They may not get a garden in this year, but students in GBHS agriculture classes will grow crops there in the future. In the summer months, when school is not in session, Special Services students and staff will continue the care of the garden.
Wetzel noted that CTE classes are gaining popularity. “Three-fourths of our student population are in a vocational program of some sort,” he said.