Students and staff in Windsor worked together Wednesday on a new sort of outdoor classroom.
Construction began on a new greenhouse at Windsor Middle School.
The Lowe’s Gives Foundation awarded the district $5,000 for the project.
The greenhouse will be used for Windsor’s new agricultural classes that are part of its career pathways Future Ready Knights program.
Middle School principal Kevin Strahley says the greenhouses will provided students with valuable hands on experience.
“We see it as future ready. So even if they’re not going to be joining some kind of agriculture occupation in the future, the experiences and the skills will make them better citizens and more prepared to do whatever it is that life leads them to,” said Strahley.
Two more greenhouses are planned to be built in the district.
There will be one at the High School that will also be paid for by Lowe’s
The third will be funded through grant money received for the Future Ready Knight program and built at a location to be determined.