Barbados: Harrison College to make money from reopened greenhouse

After several years of being in a state of disrepair, Harrison College’s greenhouse has finally reopened with big plans for the school to generate income from selling produce and value-added products.

During a reopening ceremony on Tuesday, principal Juanita Wade said the renovation of the greenhouse, which was first opened in 2009, was possible with donations from businesses, organizations, and individuals totaling more than $22 000.

She said students and teachers wanted to see the facility repaired as they recognized the importance of food security, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, and the continued impact of climate change.

Wade explained that instead of using traditional forms of agriculture, the students from the Environmental Club intend to utilize modern methods such as hydroponics and aquaponics, and they will also learn about photovoltaic systems.


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