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Valley middle school gets new greenhouse for agriculture program

Posted: 4:10 PM, Nov 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-17 00:32:10-05
Valley middle school gets new greenhouse
Valley middle school gets new greenhouse

PHOENIX — Students and volunteers were up early on Saturday building a greenhouse at Kyrene Akimel A-al Middle School.

"We all built a 3D model on the computer of what the entire area looks like and then whoever had the best design, we used that design to model the greenhouse and figure out how big it needs to be," student Kaiden Hathaway said.

Students helped design the greenhouse and the organization Garden Pool helped bring it to life. Different electives and clubs on campus all pitched in. The project was made possible because of a $5,000 grant given to the school from the Lowe's Charitable and Educational Foundation.

"Even if you didn't have your design picked, it's still really cool to model a design for a real life thing," Hathaway said.

The greenhouse will expand the school's agriculture program, which currently includes a campus garden, a chicken coop and a tortoise habitat.