At the beginning of the school year, staff members at ASPIRE Community Day School were listening to Alan November, an international leader in education technology, give a speech. The essence of the discussion was finding issues in your community and applying technology to solve the problem, and that is just what students at ASPIRE are doing!
ASPIRE’s biology students worked together and created a project to build a greenhouse on their campus. This project will teach students how to grow food, show them the benefits of using locally grown food, and allow them to use their crops in the cafeteria.
Staff members from the district’s Maintenance and Operations department are in the process of building the greenhouse. They are hoping that the project will be completed by the beginning of March. Students are excited to see their design being constructed, and are eagerly awaiting to begin using it.
Charlene Parsons, Biology teacher at ASPIRE, said, “our intention is to make the food available to the school lunch program and the Home Economics class for developing recipes specific to the produce we are growing.”
Thank you to Lowe’s Home Improvement for donating soil and seeds the students will be using! We look forward to seeing the results of these students’ hard work.