School district and local farm launch school greenhouse

Sturgeon Bay Schools in Sturgeon Bay, Wis., has partnered with a local farm to construct a school greenhouse, Green Bay Press Gazette reports.

Construction will begin soon, and the district says that the project is already 75% funded. Once the building is finished, students will be able to grow their own food at the greenhouse and then learn how to preserve it through canning and other methods.

“The greenhouse will provide students with the opportunity to grow food, sample food they have cultivated, design planting plans, tend seedlings, integrate real-life technology in the form of students creating automated controls and programming and transfer learning into their own backyards,” Food Service Director Jenny Spude told the Green Bay Press Gazette.

Read the full story via greenbaypressgazette.com

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