The Greenhouse Project Hosts Tours, Free Workshop
Submitted by editor on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 9:21am
October 6, 2012 - 9:00am
The Carson City Greenhouse will offer tours of its premises on Saturday, October 6, 2012 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. At 10:30 a.m., Greenhouse manager Ray Saliga will present a workshop on propagating herbs from cuttings. The Greenhouse is located on the Carson High School campus, 1111 North Saliman Road. To reach it, turn into the high school property from Saliman Road at Robinson Street. The public is invited to attend.
The Greenhouse opened in early 2012. True to its mission, it has provided food for those in need and educational opportunities for students of all ages from the Carson City area. The Greenhouse grows and produces the hanging floral baskets that adorn downtown Carson City in the summer.
Those touring the state-of-the-art Greenhouse will see food crops such as tomatoes and herbs; raised beds for flowers; solar panels, hot compost, hoop houses and more.
The Greenhouse Project is a Nevada 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation whose mission is to establish and sustainably operate a community-based greenhouse and garden in Carson City. The project operates under the auspices of the Carson City Cultural Commission and its Special Citizen Action Group. The project effort was in response to the direct and vocal need for the school children of the Carson City community to:
• Learn the importance of sustainable living;
• Provide fresh nutritious food free of charge to the food banks;
• Help get families, children, schools and the community at large unplugged from the TV, computer games and the computer and ‘reconnected’ with the outdoors.
For more information about The Greenhouse Project, visit www.carsoncitygreenhouse.org