C-G-B School Greenhouse Project
For several gardening seasons, students of Clinton-Grace-Beardsley School have been involved in a community-school garden whereby the youth grow vegetables for the senior-citizen meal programs in town. The success of this project - 136 youth in 2008 and 150 in 2009 - raised two dozen different kinds of vegetables in amounts sufficient to provide a meal for at least 30 senior citizens at a time, and produced a positive reaction in both the school and in the community. This led to the need to research the feasibility of a greenhouse at the C-G-B School site. Molly Eagan, a graduate student in the College of Design, worked with the Center for Sustainable Building Design to research siting, sizing, lighting, and heating issues and develop a schematic design for the greenhouse. This research is being used to advocate for building an attached greenhouse at C-G-B School which will benefit students both nutritionally and educationally.
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