$25,000 Grant Awarded to the Expansion of Carson High’s Greenhouse
The Carson City School District wishes to thank the William N. Pennington Foundation for their $25,000 grant to be used on a much-needed outdoor classroom and office expansion at The Greenhouse Project’s (TGP) main location at Carson High School.
The Carson City School District has partnered with TGP since 2011 in providing work-based learning opportunities for local students and other community youth. In addition, TGP has provided a variety of learning opportunities for individuals in greenhouse and garden settings that promote public wellness, education and career opportunities.
Over the past year, the Carson City School District has worked with TGP’s Board of Directors, local business partners, students and supports to design and plan for a construction project at Carson High School. In fact, students from Carson High’s Civil Engineering and Architecture classes worked alongside TGP staff to design the outdoor classroom structure. The classroom and expanded office space was deemed a crucial next step due to the growing number of students and volunteers taking advantage of the facilities.
“The overall budget for the construction project was projected to cost $97,825,” said Richard Stokes, superintendent for the Carson City School District. “TGP has already raised $72,775 in cash and donations, so the additional $25,000 from the William N. Pennington Foundation makes this project a reality.”