US: Moby the Mobile Greenhouse cultivates community

One summer day in 2020, staff from the Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition towed a colorful greenhouse of wood and plexiglass through the streets of Juneau and loaded it onto a ferry bound for Hoonah. Moby the Mobile Greenhouse was on the move once again. A traveling classroom on wheels, this project of SAWC and the Sustainable Southeast Partnership has been catalyzing learning opportunities and discussions about food growing in Southeast Alaska’s rural communities since 2016. Since its launch, the greenhouse travelled to Kake, Hoonah, Yakutat and Sitka.

One summer day in 2020, staff from the Southeast Alaska Watershed Coalition towed a colorful greenhouse of wood and plexiglass through the streets of Juneau and loaded it onto a ferry bound for Hoonah. Moby the Mobile Greenhouse was on the move once again. A traveling classroom on wheels, this project of SAWC and the Sustainable Southeast Partnership has been catalyzing learning opportunities and discussions about food growing in Southeast Alaska’s rural communities since 2016. Since its launch, the greenhouse travelled to Kake, Hoonah, Yakutat and Sitka.

Moby continues to be a catalyst for learning opportunities and conversations around local foods. During the school year, Moby is parked outside the school where fourth-grade teacher Mark Browning has been leading the charge in getting students and staff involved. “I had been hearing from community members that they wanted a greenhouse where kids can learn to grow their own foods,” he said. “This was the perfect opportunity to get that started.”

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