Cancelled school trip plants entrepreneurial seed for Saanich student

published 17.05.2020 16:30

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A back yard packed with potted plants to sell sprouted a real life learning opportunity for Cecilia Ehlting.

Cecilia, 10, and dad Juergen Ehlting started planning the fundraiser in the fall of 2019, potting plants dug out of their Saanich neighbourhood and caring for them all winter, watching them thrive in anticipation of a spring sale.

Dad was impressed with his daughter’s work ethic – she spent days checking emails, updating the sales document and filling orders.

“In the morning I had lots of emails because adults stay up later than me,” Cecilia said.

As a bonus, Juergen said, Cecilia did some serious learning despite being a little light on her assigned schoolwork for a few days.