US (IL): Sangamon Valley students anticipating new greenhouse

Teaching horticulture and agricultural science is challenging when your only greenery is a half-dozen potted plants in a classroom window.

Sangamon Valley High School teacher Britney Cowan knew her students needed more hands-on experience than that. What they needed was a greenhouse.

School budgets are tight, and Sangamon Valley couldn't afford the $60,000 price tag for a greenhouse, so Cowan and her students set out to raise the funds themselves, and their new 21 by 27 foot greenhouse should be finished and functional by next month.

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