Greenhouses forum: Recommendation for school greenhouse

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santoshzachariah
Oct 12, 2017 3:50 PM CST

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Hi. I am an 8th grade science teacher in Seattle. We are looking to install a greenhouse that our students can use to grow plants, do experiments, and teachers can use for demonstrations.

The most important characteristic is durability. We'd like to be able to fit up to 8 young students and a teacher in there at one time, if necessary.

Thanks for any suggestions.
Name: Mary
Lake Stevens, WA (Zone 8a)
Near Seattle
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Pistil
Oct 12, 2017 4:02 PM CST
Hi-
What a GREAT project.
Check out this website. This company has been around a long time, lots of info on their website. They happen to be sort of local for you, but also sell on the internet. They have excellent customer service. You might really enjoy a little trip up to their store in Mt Vernon. For something that big you will need help erecting it, they have people for that too.
For that many people, it will need to be big!
http://www.charleysgreenhouse....
Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Oct 12, 2017 4:23 PM CST
Mary, I have a dome greenhouse I'm very happy with. I know this company has put them in for many schools and organizations. There may even be ways to get help getting one.
https://geodesic-greenhouse-ki...
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Name: Kristi
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pod
Oct 14, 2017 5:27 AM CST
plantmanager said: There may even be ways to get help getting one.


I agree.... our local elementary school has an outdoor classroom and a local company that builds prefab greenhouses donated one to the schools' outdoor learning center. It is worth looking into that aspect.
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

Fulfilling ambitious objectives is usually done one step at a time.
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Sempervivums
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plantmanager
Oct 14, 2017 9:14 AM CST
I wish more schools had greenhouses and garden projects. Most children grow up not knowing where their food comes from, other than a grocery store.
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Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
Dog Lover Cat Lover Bromeliad Bookworm Ponds Vegetable Grower
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pod
Oct 14, 2017 8:24 PM CST
The local master gardeners actually fix some of the garden grown veggies to feed the kids. They are amazed to learn the children haven't ever eaten some of the vegetables that we think are common. Perhaps it will also be a step toward better diet and health as well. Crossing Fingers!
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

Fulfilling ambitious objectives is usually done one step at a time.
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Sempervivums
Salvias Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Art Plumerias Bookworm Hibiscus
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plantmanager
Oct 14, 2017 8:36 PM CST
That's great that they do that. When I was in college I was in a project where we mentored potential high school dropouts. We helped them with their school work and problems as well as introduced them to various cultural events. I was shocked to find that most of the kids didn't eat any veggies at all, and couldn't even name common veggies. Most of them were growing up eating fast food several times a day.
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Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
Dog Lover Cat Lover Bromeliad Bookworm Ponds Vegetable Grower
Tropicals Region: Texas Hummingbirder Cactus and Succulents Herbs Greenhouse
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pod
Oct 14, 2017 8:55 PM CST
That is sad... where are the parents these days?

We may have grumbled about having to work in the garden while growing up but everyone of us has gardened when grown.
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

Fulfilling ambitious objectives is usually done one step at a time.
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Greenhouse Cactus and Succulents Adeniums Sempervivums
Salvias Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Garden Art Plumerias Bookworm Hibiscus
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plantmanager
Oct 14, 2017 9:39 PM CST
I think either both parents are working at low paying jobs, or they just don't care and are into drugs. Most of the kids were on their own with no one actually raising them. It was very sad.
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