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A solar heated greenhouse for Grand Marais school

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A $10,000 grant from the Lloyd K. Johnson foundation allowed Cook County Master Gardeners to expand their youth gardening program by building a small solar heated greenhouse onto the Great Expectations School in Grand Marais. This will allow more local food production for the school and provide a space for after-school youth gardening programs.

The Master Gardeners are working with a licensed teacher to develop lesson plans on growing plants in the classroom as well as nutrition education. These grade-appropriate activities will be tied to the Minnesota educational standards.

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Diana Kuklinski said:

Hi-
I'd like to find out more about this project. I work for Indian Health Service, and we're working with tribal head starts that want to do something like this. Could somebody please contact me?
Thanks
Diana

Hi Diana:
You can contact Wayne Seidel, Extension Educator for Cook County: seide002@umn.edu.
Julie Weisenhorn
State director
UMN Extension Master Gardener Program

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