Seven Years and Countless Flowers at Colonel Wright Elementary

Greenhouses at SchoolsWe recently had the opportunity to catch up with the principal of Colonel Wright Elementary of the North Wasco School District in The Dalles, Oregon. Their 26′ Growing Dome with twin-wall polycarbonate glazing is now 7 years old and year after year of students continue to enjoy the space. So many school gardens these days are filled with food, but this unique greenhouse is full of flowers. The students are learning about the care and upkeep of the plants for the sake of the plants themselves. A reward for good behavior in some of the classrooms is the opportunity to have lunch in the middle of a cold winter day among the beauty of the flowers inside the Growing Dome. Some classes also grow and sell flowers as fundraisers.

This beautiful program was recently featured in the local newspaper “The Dalles Chronicle”. We wanted to share the article with you:  http://www.thedalleschronicle.com/news/2014/feb/04/students-tap-flower-power/

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