Sunday, March 15, 2015

NHS Greenhouse Day 5 - The Greenhouse is a Classroom

Over the week, the greenhouse has transformed into not only a place to grow food and flowers, but more importantly, into a classroom. It was a classroom for the twelve students and two faculty who worked on the project. It is now a much more conducive space for teachers to use going forward as a lab and classroom.

There is ample shelving and storage space so that planting tables can actually be used for planting, and the greenhouse is now the permanent home to hundreds of composting worms.


There is now a drip irrigation system installed. This not only saves time for those watering plants, but it can be used to display engineering and design skills.

The greenhouse now has a flexible solar panal which will provide power to offset the need to plug into the grid. 

Hundreds of seedlings have been planted in a soil mixture researched and chosen to give them the best chance to survive and thrive.

Two faculty members had an opportunity to get outside, get their hands dirty, and most importantly, learn from these twelve awesome students.


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