Monday, July 5, 2021
Carson City’s nonprofit greenhouse project plans to use additional resources at Carson High School to create an all-encompassing educational farm that will benefit the site’s agricultural students.
Karen Abod, president of the Green House project and executive director of the company, said Carson High School will build 1.75 hectares of unused land north of solar panels in two stages. City School Board meeting on June 22.
Abode and Ruther have stated that they are submitting a fertilizer license to the Land Plan and the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection and that they must complete a master plan review with Carson City as a non-profit organization operates under a special use license. The application must be submitted by July 20.
The first phase of the strategy includes vermiculture or worm fertilization to recycle food waste from Carson High School and other schools in the district. Finally, the process includes downtown restaurants included in the GreenUP Garbage Program. The project will allow Carson High to recycle up to 5 gallons of food waste per day at the initial stages.
According to Ruther, the second phase is the proliferation of seedlings for growing vegetables, shrubs and trees and selling them wholesale or retail.
“We believe this is a real all-rounder for the community, for CHS students and for the long-term sustainability of the Green House project,” Ruther said.
The expected budget for Chapter One is $ 40,000 and the second phase is estimated at $ 99,200, according to the proposal. The organization began raising funds for expansion earlier this year, and has so far raised about $ 50,000, paving the way for the start of the 2021-22 school year.
The surplus directly uses the Greenhouse project and is compatible with Carson Advanced Agricultural Science Curriculum in addition to providing supplies for Empire Elementary and Eagle Valley Middle Schools. Students enrolled in nonprofit agricultural or ornamental gardening courses at Carson High will learn concepts, including community recognition, agricultural history, world food research, plant science, nutrition and health, among other topics. .
The proposal received letters of support from the district’s Vocational and Technical Education Coordinator, Candy Ruff, and two-year-old former Green House Project Board Executive Director, and the position is now being filled by Chief Financial Officer Andrew Fawlu.
Corinec has also served on the CCSD link as a fundraiser, volunteer needs, concert venue, and inquiry, as needed, for 10 years in the organization’s action team.
My letter of support details how the vermicomposting project relates to strategic planning goals and what our CTE / AG students will have to look forward to at work, as well as middle and elementary students.
Abode told the school board: “One year, Kovid is part of a” two-pronged approach “to help the organization pursue self-sufficiency and sustainability after forcing a new vision to ensure financial security.
The Green House project, not competing with the local business, required input from local landscaping and nursery sites to develop and challenge the list of native plants needed, and both programs – Widespread Teaching and Vegetable Fertilizer School Food Waste – Meet the Green House Project Providing educational opportunities, ”Obod said.
The proposal is under review by the Master Plan.
Trustee Mike Walker endorsed the organization’s efforts.
“I think this is a great project, and it is a great opportunity to apply what these students and CTE have learned,” Walker said. There is a problem solving component for both projects.
Meanwhile, the current non-profit memorandum of understanding is coming to an end by the end of the fifth year, and staff members will return to the upcoming school board meeting with the modified agreement.
Greenhouse project to help food insecure in Carson Founded in 2009, it has received a letter of intent from the Carson City School Board to lease 1 acre of land in Carson High School. A year later, he established himself as 501 (c) 3 and has since developed a full-fledged agricultural curriculum with two full-time teachers.