Greenhouse Project

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In 2012, Food Service Program Assistant Brittany Heaney began a multi-year project aimed at increasing awareness of the importance of agriculture in our community. 

 

"Dixon Elementary School has a fantastic greenhouse space, and our staff and parents thought that it would be a wonderful opportunity to involve the students, all while growing some vegetables," Dixon Principal, Jeanne Siegenthaler said. "The greenhouse project has caused our students to take pride and ownership in a community-wide project, and then experience the rewards of their work when we made salsa to serve with the hot lunch program."

The greenhouse continues to be used in tandem with the Dixon Garden, which is run by students and parents to provide the same experiences through DIG - Dixon Innovated Garden Club.