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School Board considers greenhouse purchase

Example of a typical school greenhouse from Stuppy Greenhouse.
Example of a typical school greenhouse from Stuppy Greenhouse.

Options for possible purchase and installation of a greenhouse were discussed by the Boone Central School Board during its monthly meeting Monday night, Nov. 13.

Science teacher Katie Wilson discussed the advantages of an educational greenhouse. It would provide hands-on learning experiences for students and help to connect education with real life, she said.

The greenhouse would be used in teaching science through experiments and activities. It would be very valuable in other areas, including agriculture education. It would provide another means of connecting students with future careers in such areas as farming, horticulture, greenhouse management and plant science careers, she said.

The greenhouse would be used for experiments, lessons on the scientific process, studies of both plant and insect life-cycles, and broader subjects, such as prairie restoration.

A possible location for the greenhouse would be an 84 foot by 100 foot area on the south side of the building between the ag shop and the wrestling deck.

Stuppy Greenhouse of Kansas City, MO, was the recommended supplier. That company has supplied greenhouses for several Nebraska schools.

Details in the Nov. 22 Albion News and Petersburg Press, Print and E-Editions.