SUTHERLIN — Growing plants at Sutherlin High School has blossomed into a full-blown business. The plants had been a horticulture class project, but last fall a new class — agriculture business, leadership and economics — took over management of the school’s greenhouse. Now the aspects of running a business have been partnered with growing a product. “We’re now focusing on business leadership, sales, marketing instead of plant sciences,” said Wes Crawford, Sutherlin High’s agricultural sciences teacher. “Students are running the greenhouse as a business.” Last fall, the class of 19 students went through the process of applying and interviewing for …
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