US (PA): Grant approved for greenhouse equipment at Charleroi Area Middle School

Howard Johnson would collect water off the roof of the greenhouse behind Charleroi Area Middle School to water plants inside. His seventh- and eighth-grade life science and outdoor environmental science students would take that water and water the plants inside the greenhouse.

But the science teacher needed a better watering system because the greenhouse had expanded tremendously “I decided why not pump that rainwater that has collected on the roof into 55-gallon tanks into the greenhouse,” Johnson said.

Johnson applied in September for a $1,213.66 grant from the Mon Valley Consortium for Public Education to fund purchase of the pumps. The grant was approved in mid-November. Johnson said the pumps will be installed soon so the students can use them by spring.

Read more at http://triblive.com/neighborhoods/yourmonvalley/yourmonvalleymore/5126716-74/greenhouse-composting-johnson#ixzz2mgn8IK4k



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