The Horticulture Club seeks to enrich the lives of students through the cultivation and management of plants. The club's unique goal is to bring out the planter and green thumb in anyone wanting to make the planet greener.
- The Horticulture Club is responsible for planning, maintaining, and harvesting the edibles garden on school grounds.
- The Horticulture Club is dedicated to sharing and practicing sustainable gardening best-practices and ornamental garden design techniques.
- The Horticulture Club assists with connecting gardeners in our school community with horticultural and agricultural professionals and information resources.
Club membership is open to all students at Stafford Sr. High School. Staff members are welcome to join in club activities.
A Power Point presentation created by club sponsor Mrs. Ashwood, using photographs from our original late spring planting. Unfortunately, we had an evening cold snap and our plant did not make it. For our raised beds, we chose a determinate-type cherry tomato called 'Patio' for it's restrained size.
Mrs. Ashwood, Librarian
Mrs. Ashwood was raised in Stafford, VA. She attended Hartwood Elem., (old) Gayle Middle, (old) Stafford Sr. High, and graduated from Colonial Forge High School. She earned her Bachelor in Fine Arts in Art Education at Virginia Commonwealth University and promptly enlisted in the US Navy under Advanced Computers and Electronics. She attended boot camp, Apprentice Technical Training, and Fire Controlman "A" school in Great Lakes, IL. She continued training in Dahlgren, VA and advanced to Petty Officer Second Class upon graduating from AEGIS MK 99/400Hz "C" school. She was stationed in Everett, Washington for four years and deployed twice. She separated from the Navy and earned her Masters in Library Science from the University of Washington in Seattle. Mrs. Ashwood then formally trained in Horticulture earning two certificates at Edmonds Community College (Nursery Grower and Ornamental Landscape) before returning to her home in Virginia with hopes to work at SHS. Funny how some things do work out.