The Hoover Greenhouse Project is a student-motivated initiative to build a greenhouse-garden center at Herbert Hoover High School in Glendale, CA. The project is approved by the school and district administrations. The plan is a 33-foot diameter geodesic dome greenhouse surrounded by garden-landscaping. The center is themed around the ideals of futurism and optimism.
The mission of the project is to cultivate a space that will provide a beautiful atmosphere, emphasize community, bring students closer together and boost the reputation and spirit of Hoover High School. It aims to inform and inspire people, specifically students, to see possibilities for a bright and sustainable future. Additional facets of the project envision the start of a garden-education program, greenhouse club, and food-supply for the school’s culinary program.
Beyond its mission, the project aims to inspire the school community, specifically students, to see that a brighter tomorrow is possible. The Greenhouse Center will be a celebration of life, community, and the future.
The Project Team and Hoover Community are very grateful for all donations and support! Help Us Build The Future!
Rooted in growing food, Urban Growers Collective cultivates nourishing environments which support health, economic development, healing and creativity through urban agriculture in Chicago, IL
They offer a variety of programs including Adult Job Training, New Farm Incubation, Teen Education and Food Access & Justice. They also recently built a 42-foot Growing Dome at the South Chicago farm and community garden to provide training, mentoring, and coaching for individuals to obtain increased agricultural and growing capacity, with a focus on individuals from communities with a lack of food access.
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Sierra Leone, one of the poorest countries on earth, is a country in West Africa bordered by Guinea, Liberia, and the Atlantic Ocean. The Sierra Leone civil war resulted in the destruction of 1,270 primary schools, and in 2001, 67% of all school-age children were out of school. The situation has improved considerably since then with primary school enrollment doubling between 2001 and 2005 and the reconstruction of many schools since the end of the war.
SCENE (Supporting Community Educational Needs & Endeavors) is working in the town of Adonkia, Freetown to improve existing infrastructure to ensure students have a decent place to attend school. Most of the schools are overcrowded and in great need of benches, tables, chalkboards and other basic supplies to provide the needs of the students. SCENE also provided the funds for materials for the community to build three water spigots that provide access to clean water. The spigots have become a daily gathering spot for members of the community.
Adonkia has become a sister city to Golden, Colorado through the efforts of Golden High School teacher and varsity soccer coach Larry Harding and his wife Brenda (featured in this video). Golden Soccer donates uniforms and soccer equipment to the students in Adonkia and puts on an annual golf tournament. Growing Spaces will be sponsoring the fundraiser on April 25, 2020 and hopes to work with Larry and Brenda on building a Growing Dome in the future. You can also contact Lem Tingley directly about this fundraiser.