Building and establishing a greenhouse has been a vision of the Melba School District for the past three years. Staff, students, local farmers, businesses and other community members have given their support and assistance to make this goal a reality. Last week Valley Ag stepped up again to help out with funding for this project. Shane McConnell, Mike Adams and Eric Holbrook presented the district with a check for $2500 to help purchase equipment to complete the greenhouse. Superintendent Grover commented “Valleywide continues to be a strong supporter of our school and students. Their generous contributions, scholarship monies and professional advice makes our school a better place.”
The greenhouse project has a three-fold mission. First, is to enhance our students’ education through the use of cutting-edge technology allowing students to apply what they are learning in the classroom to the environment where they work, live and grow. Second, is to help our local community. By collecting and analyzing data taken from our local surroundings, our students can work with the community on issues such as moisture management, climate and soil quality. Third, we hope to provide produce and products that can be distributed to the community with 1/3 of what we grow provided to the local Senior Citizens’ Center.
A big thanks to Valley Ag for their contributions!
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