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South Bend school planning to build greenhouse in environmental push

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Greene Intermediate School in South Bend is truly living up to its name.  The school is transforming into an environmentally focused learning center.

Greene already has a nature area with trails and some raised garden beds on its large property, but they are looking for a much more comprehensive expansion. 

Environmental Science Teacher Vince Gresham says the transition is a community effort.  The city has awarded the school grants, businesses and residents have volunteered time and supplies.  One of the new features of the expansion will be a greenhouse on the property.

Students are joining in the planning process and building process.  They have been building benches and helping with other construction effort.  Also, on Monday they unveiled plans for an area outside the greenhouse. 

More classes are planned for future school years, including an agri-science component that will include environmentally sound farming practices.

 

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