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Clarksburg High Schools, Liberty and Robert C. Byrd High Schools come together year after year for the City in Bloom project. The City in Bloom project is a joint partnership between the City of Clarksburg and the two (2) schools’ Future Farmers of America (FFA) programs. The schools’ greenhouses are utilized to grow eighty hanging baskets for the project.
The 2019 hanging baskets were designed by Brianne Mccauley, Liberty High School Agricultural and FFA instructor. Students at both schools are responsible for nurturing and growing the flowers in the pots, provided to the schools by the City of Clarksburg. Each flower is handpicked and planted by the students and their advisors, where they continue to be nurtured until turned over to the City of Clarksburg’s Public Works Department to be hung.
Once the baskets are hung, they are maintained by the City’s Public Works Department.
“This has been a very successful partnership with both high schools. The City is very grateful for the ongoing partnership”, said City Manager, Martin Howe.
Robert C. Byrd FFA advisor, Robert Herrod stated, “Our students know it is a cooperative effort to help beautify the Central Business District of Clarksburg and they take pride in giving back to the community”.
The baskets are being hung by the City of Clarksburg Public Works Department the week of April 22. Be on the lookout for the baskets when visiting Uptown Clarksburg!
Pictured: Liberty High School’s Greenhouse Foreman, Thomas Harte and Greenhouse Student, Mackenzie Morgan.