Markenna Terryberry, a sophomore at Chase County Schools and member of the Imperial FFA chapter, started growing and selling succulents as part of her SAE.
CCS sophomore is growing succulents as SAE business
Chase County Schools sophomore Markenna Terryberry is busy in her new greenhouse during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Terryberry, a junior officer secretary for the Imperial FFA chapter, is growing and selling succulents for her supervised agricultural experience (SAE).
Her business is named Grow in Grace.
“I had a friend who suggested the idea,” Terryberry said. “I’ve always thought succulents and flowers were pretty and I found joy in them.”
Succulents are plants that have fleshy tissues that conserve moisture.
“I got a greenhouse for my birthday a couple of months ago and it started happening pretty quick,” Terryberry said.
She got her first shipment of plants and grew them for a month.
“I have been getting new shipments since,” Terryberry said. “I buy unique and good-quality pots with some top dressing to get a complete professional look.”
Top dressing is defined as small rocks, she added.
“I am still working on growing my business despite COVID-19,” Terryberry said. “I am being cautious with how I am in contact with customers.”
During the time of social distancing, she is offering delivering and curbside pickup services.
If interested in purchasing succulents from Terryberry, customers can contact her on her cell phone 308-414-2442.
“I do have an Instagram and Facebook page,” she added.