Brewer’s Center for Training Minds and Hands helps special needs students all over Morgan County from the ages of 15 to 21. It costs money to serve those students and there’s currently an effort underway to raise money.
At Brewer High School, there’s a greenhouse full of flowers that were planted, watered and cared for by special needs students for over three months. Now, they are ready to be sold.
“We plant the plug in different sized pots,” explains teacher Daniel Gullion. “As they grow, we move them and get bigger pots. The students water them and mix the fertilizer. We do it all.”
Gullion says proceeds from the plant sale benefit the special needs program for Morgan County students.
“We use all the money and proceeds that come in here for our life skills area,” says Gullion. “We do cooking every day. It takes nearly $100 a semester to feed the kids. All this money helps us and it’s a really good program.”
Atha Allison, a returning customer, couldn’t agree more. Allison likes to see the students:
“They give 110 percent,” says Allison.
She really likes the flowers too.
“They all grow good,” said Allison. “They give us a good deal on them.”
The students also give good customer service. If you buy something, the students carry it to your car and load it for you.
The greenhouse plant sale at Brewer High School is open to the public Monday-Thursday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. The sale will continue until all the plants are sold.