US (AL): New school greenhouse to serve local restaurants

Shelby County High School held a ribbon cutting ceremony for a greenhouse on campus. The greenhouse was built as part of an initiative by a program known as Herbs Offering Personal Enrichment (HOPE), which gives schools the opportunity to include gardening into their curriculums.

“One of the things that we’ve recently discovered is that we need a greenhouse to keep the program going year round,” Shelby County Schools Public Relations Supervisor Cindy Warner said. “The purpose of the ribbon cutting ceremony was also about sharing information about the project with community members and to celebrate what it has done for our students.”

Shelby County Schools Job Coach Cindy Vinson said that the greenhouse was built by SCHS agricultural science students.

Students currently grow basil, oregano, parsley, cilantro and rosemary, and are looking to grow other herbs per requests from local businesses.

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