A special partnership with Krohn Conservatory and Finneytown High School offers special needs students a chance “to bloom” at Warder Nursery

May 12, 2016. Local Cincinnati.

Krohn Conservatory and Warder Nursery (the greenhouses that grow all the plants used in the special exhibits at Krohn as well as plants used in other Cincinnati Parks venues) created a work-study program that offers several special needs students an opportunity to do weekly trips to Warder Nursery with Diana Erdmann, a special education teacher from Finneytown High School.

The students had a “hands-on” experience planting, growing, as well as decorating the cans as planters, and were guided and mentored by the staff at Warder Nursery. “It’s been amazing getting to know these special students and teaching them the basics skills of planting and growing plants,” says Tracy Fryburger, the Warder Nursery florist who ‘cultivated’ the “We Can” outreach program, “watching them learn and enjoy the process has been very rewarding for all of us.”

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