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Horticulture Club selling Vesey’s Spring Bulbs!

The MSS Horticulture Club is selling Vesey’s Spring Bulbs as a fundraiser for the club’s Niagara Falls trip in May.  Orders are due by Thursday, March 6, 2014.  All money must be submitted with orders, to Mrs. Bumstead, by the due date.  Cheques are payable to Midland Secondary School.  Check out the colour flyer to see the variety of offers.  Any questions, please contact Mrs. Bumstead at wbumstead@scdsb.on.ca .  

Vesey's Bulbs Spring 2014 Fundraiser

 

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Day 2 in Niagara Falls, and Sunny!

On Day 2 we woke to sun!  During breakfast, we were given a presentation by Cindy at the Country Inn & Suites on hotel management and career planning.  Lots of information!  We then took on the role of a tourist, visiting Ripley’s Believe It or Not, the Moving Theatre and the Wax Museum.  Mrs. Bumstead was even snapped talking to Oprah at the Wax Museum!

Back on track, we walked from Clifton Hill to Table Rock, taking lots of pictures of the falls along the way.

A stop at the Floral Showhouse was an interesting visit, but we were scheduled to be back at the Botanical Gardens, so it was back on the bus!  The afternoon was spent at the Butterfly Conservatory and then on a guided tour in the Botanical Gardens.

What a fun-packed day!  The school-bus ride back home was pretty quiet, with students and teachers enjoying the relaxing trip.

Click here to see the pics from our second day in Niagara Falls.

Raining in Niagara Falls

We’re here!  The bus rolled out of MSS today at 8:30 am, and we are now in Niagara Falls for two days.  After a rainy drive south, and then a nutritious lunch, we arrived at the School  of Horticulture in Niagara Falls.

What an amazing school!  We toured the facilities, greenhouses, residence and classrooms, with a few stops in the rain to look at particular parts of the Boanical Gardens.  We learned that they accept 10-15 students per year, and that the tuition is only $1000, which includes your residence during the first and second year.  At the end of three years, you have a diploma, and a first-class knowledge of horticulture and a skill set to aid you in a variety of jobs.  If I could go back to school and do it all over again, this would be at the top of my list of post-secondary institutions.

Tomorrow brings a visit to the Floral Showhouse, the Butterfly Conservatory and the Botanical Gardens.  Cross your fingers for better weather!

For more pics of our first day in Niagara Falls, click here.