May 11, 2022
Star Roses and Plants Donates to High Schools’ Hort, Ag Programs

These school supplies require green thumbs.

West Grove, Pennsylvania-based Star Roses and Plants — a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ball Horticultural — donated 100 Petite Knock Out miniature rose plants to W.B. Saul High School flower and Abraham Lincoln High School to help support each schools’ agricultural programs. The roses are being planted this spring, and will be tended to over the years, by the agriculture students and teachers from these two schools, according to a news release from the company.

Star Roses and Plants has sold roses, shrubs, and edibles since 1897. Its most notable brands include The Knock Out Family of Roses, Drift Roses, Bushel and Berry, and Bloomables, according to the news release. One program Star Roses and Plants has supported since its inception is Seed Your Future, an industry-wide effort to promote horticulture and inspire people to pursue careers working with plants.

“Our goal is to introduce the tools and resources Seed Your Future has to offer to students who show an early passion for plants,” Star marketing manager Susan Bacus Morgan, said in the release.

W.B. Saul High School is dedicated to agriculture and offers several diverse programs for students, according to the news release. On their 130-acre campus in the Roxborough section of Philadelphia, they have a working farm, vegetable, and flower gardens. The teachers work with the students to tend to animals and work the land.

Abraham Lincoln High School, located in Northeast Philadelphia, is a public high school where students can choose between several different pathways, one being horticulture, according to the news release. Students who choose this pathway have the opportunity to compete at the Philadelphia Flower Show.

Above, students at the W.B. Saul High School plant the donated roses. The school is dedicated to agriculture and offers several diverse programs for students. Photo: Seed Your Future