Philly Horticulture Teacher Hangs Up Garden Gloves After 37 Years Of Service


EARLIER GUESTS COULD BRING TORN OR TATERD FLAGS PROPER PROPER. NORTHEAST PHILADELPHIA TEACHER WHOSE GREEN THUMB IMPACT LIVES OF THOUSANDS, IS HANGING UP HER GARDEN GLOVES THIS WEEK. WELL, CHERRI GREGG FROM OUR SISTER STATION KYW NEWS RADIO TELLS US HER RETIREMENT COMES AFTER NEARLY FOUR DECADE OF SERVICE. THE MEMORIES, IN THIS PLACE ARE JUST MONUMENTAL. REPORTER: KAREN CARDEN WEBER RUNS HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE PROGRAM HERE AT LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL AND FOR YEARS SHE HAS KEPT HER STUDENTS, FACULTY EXTREMELY BUSY. KID DO PLANTS, THEY DO COURTYARD, THE GREENHOUSE. REPORTER: CARDEN REMEMBERER HAS LED STUDENTS TO JOBS IN LANDSCAPING, FLOWER SHOPS AS WELL AS TOP HONORS. WE HAVE HAD SO MUCH FUN. REPORTER: SNAGGING BEST IN SHOW AT THE PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW FOR THEIR CREATIVE GREEN FEAT YEAR AFTER YEAR AFTER YEAR AFTER YEAR. WE RECEIVED MANY ACCOLADE FOR WHAT WE DO. REPORTER: AT LAST AFTER 37 YEARS AND SEVERAL VERY COOL HAIRCUTS, CLEARLY SOME OF THE 1980’S. THIS PENN STATE GRADUATE IS FINALLY SAYING GOOD BYE. IT IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT. IT IS A COMBINATION OF THE LEAVING FACULTY MY FRIEND. REPORTER: AND STUDENTS, THOUSANDS AND THOUSANDS THAT SHE HAS HELPED. I’M JUST GOING TO MISS HER TALKS WITH ME. REPORTER: JUNIOR KIARA GARCIA WANTS TO WORK HERBAL MEDICINE THANKS TO CARDEN- WEBER. SHE CHANGE MY LIFE. REPORTER: IMPACT IS VISIBLE ALL OVER THE WALLS AND HALLS OF THE LINCOLN AND IN THE HEARTS OF NEARLY EVERYONE YOU MEET. REPORTER: ON FRIDAY SHE WILL DON THIS ROBE TO GIVE REMARKS ON GRADUATION DAY. I WILL START TO CRY. REPORTER: AT 60 SHE’S STARTING NEW LIFE OF FAMILY AND TRAVEL BUT THIS LEGACY IS ONE SHE WILL NEVER FORGET. SO NICE. REPORTER: CHERRI GREGG FOR

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