A demolition in Windsor is making way for more educational opportunities.
The Broome County Land Bank and Windsor Central School District announced that 1200 Route 79 across from the high school is being torn down.
The removal of the dilapidated old farmhouse that has been vacant for years will allow for the expansion of the district’s “Ag in the Classroom” program.
The site will be home to an outdoor laboratory with a community garden, greenhouses and potentially livestock.
As part of the Future Ready Knights program, Superintendent Jason Andrews says this will help advance the district’s agribusiness career pathway. “It’s really about this vision that we have for our students to be able to provide them with these outstanding facilities. The facilities that we have are outstanding inside the building but this really takes it to a new level to have this living land laboratory that students can use every day.”
The total cost of the project is $54,000 and is funded through the Land Bank’s Community Revitalization Initiative.