Monument Mountain High School Greenhouse
Led by Bill Florek, this course, offered Saturdays, Feb. 24 to March 16, from 9 a.m. to noon, will focus on the fine points of controlling the greenhouse environment. Whether maintaining a conservatory collection of ornamental plants or producing greenhouse crops, participants will learn how to grow, care for and maintain plants in a greenhouse setting. The relationship between temperature, water, light, fertilization, plant health and diseases will be covered, with a strong emphasis on integrated pest management. This program is appropriate for homeowners with conservatories, glassed-in porches and greenhouses.
Bill Florek has been a landscape designer for over 35 years and teaches horticulture at Monument Mountain Regional High School. He also concentrates his time on greenhouse management, growing plants for school programs and the highly successful plant sales held at the school. He earned a bachelor’s degree in landscape design from the University of Massachusetts and a master of arts in teaching in biology from Elms College.