MHS Agriculture Students Plant Herb Garden at The Hotel Hershey
On May 18, students in Milton Hershey School’s Agriculture and Natural Resources career pathway planted an herb garden at The Hotel Hershey as part of the Hershey Project Pathways Program. The program matches MHS students and staff with Hershey Entertainment & Resorts employees to facilitate hands-on learning opportunities and real-life experiences for students.
The herbs from the garden will be used by professional chefs at The Hotel Hershey. Before planting, the herbs were nurtured and grown by MHS students in the school’s own greenhouse. The project presented MHS students with the opportunity to deliver quality ingredients and products to Hershey Entertainment & Resorts employees and guests.
“This program is exciting because we get to go outside and learn new things,” said MHS junior Valerie Heydemann, the Hershey Project Pathways Program’s student liaison for the Agriculture and Natural Resources career pathway. “We also get to meet new people and network—it’s really fun.”
MHS students and staff also have collaborated with the Hershey Nursery on additional planting efforts, including seasonal color plantings at the entrance of ChocolateTown Square in downtown Hershey.
Agriculture and Natural Resources is one of 11 career pathways available to students as part of the award-winning Career and Technical Education program at MHS. This career pathway gives students hands-on experience with crops, floriculture, cattle, goats, and horses.