The Thompson School's Flower Powered Christmas Tree Takes Third Place
November 28, 2007
Horticultural technology students from the Thompson School won third place
in the popular vote in the Learning Center category during the 17th Annual
Festival of Trees held Nov. 16-18 in Portsmouth.
The Horticulture Club students designed and decorated their tree using ornaments
from nature, including a moss tree skirt. Fresh flowers completed the design.
The festival is sponsored by the Portsmouth Garden Club and the New Hampshire
Department of Resources and Economic Development, Division of Forests and
Lands, Urban Forestry Center.
Proceeds from the annual event support a scholarship program founded by
the garden club. Students attending a New Hampshire college or university
are given preference when recipients are named. The money also funds conservation
education and historic gardens on the Seacoast.