Going for Gold: Enhancing Greenhouse Sustainability

Lucy Garden

gold award centennial logoWanting to get high school students involved in growing food locally in order to understand the many benefits, Lucy, a Girl Scout Ambassador from Lincoln, organized a team of volunteers to enhance the high school greenhouse and garden plot.

Lucy greenhouseTogether, they added an irrigation system, which included a rain collection bucket, a solar-powered lamp, pipes and drippers. These enhancements helped seedlings grow faster and healthier, which resulted in more than 300 pounds of produce being donated to local food pantries. Lucy and the volunteers also attended several events to promote locally sourced produce.

Through this project, Lucy learned how to build and lead a team. The greenhouse and garden plot will be sustained by some of the volunteers who are also members of the garden club.

Wow! We are so impressed by Lucy’s efforts and her sustainable community impact!

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