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How would you describe your project?
Renovating an old greenhouse and construction of raised beds on an unused piece of school property. This year we finished work in the greenhouse and begin clearing and furrowing another area in the school where we were able to put some fruit trees and berry bushes.
Who does your project benefit?
All the students, teachers, staff and families as well as the local community
What difference has the funding made to your project?
It allowed us to purchase the raw materials that we otherwise could not have afforded. We have worked mostly with recycled materials with no budget at all before we got the funding. There were a few safety issues in the greenhouse and a few panes of glass that needed to be repaired/replaced. We were also able to berry bushes and fruit trees.
What are your projects plans for the future?
The raised bed area is unfinished so we will be striving to get this done. We are hoping to plant fruit and berry trees along the verges and a wild flower meadow to attract bees. We are also considering getting some hens.
What would you like to say to Energia?
Thanks for funding such a worthy project. The money has spurred our students on to create bigger and better things. This year's funding allowed our transition years to enjoy some of their favourite, most memorable days, outside, with the sun on their backs learning about sowing and growing.
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