UPDATE 8/31/15: The greenhouse is built! We had just enough money from additional donations to purchase and install the greenhouse but we still need your help! Now, we need more funding to purchase the items to put in the greenhouse. We continue to apply for grants and are looking to have this program running by December 2015.
UPDATE 11/15/15: The plumbing is installed! We now have water - THANK YOU to the Edison Board of Education for paying and coordinating the install.
UPDATE 2/25/16: The electric is installed! We now have working heaters and lights! THANK YOU to the Edison Board of Education for paying and coordinating the install.
UPDATE 3/3/16: The mulch floor is in! The mulch was moved into the greenhouse by 60+ JPS students after school! THANK YOU to the D'Amiano family for donating the mulch, landscaping fabric and expertise.
UPDATE 3/21/16: The students in our woodshop classes built the raised beds for the greenhouse and the students from these classes with the students in the multiply disabled classes installed them.
UPDATE 5/9/16: JPS has its first greenhouse community day! Students helped prepare the outdoor raised beds and gardening areas.
UPDATE 5/10/16: JPS has had multiple community gardening days. Donations of top soil and leaf compost are installed into the outdoor raised beds and students have started planting!
UPDATE 6/8/16: JPS conducted the Grand Opening of the Greenhouse! Community members, grant awarders, student volunteers and donors all came to the opening ceremony.