After three years, the Piggott High School’s greenhouse now stands tall and ready for students. The school already has an animal science and agricultural mechanics program but wanted to add a plant science pathway. After compiling lots of data from students and within the department, the school was accepted for the grant project.
The 1,800-square-foot facility comes with all the state-of-the-art technology you can imagine, agricultural education instructor and adviser Casey Simpson says. A cooling wall, remote watering systems and pivoting racks make it student-friendly. Simpson says they can reverse the technology, if needed. “We can shut all of that down and force the students to hand water and do the work themselves,” he says.
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