Greenhouse Yields Its First Crops

April 15th, 2013 Posted in College News & Events

Preschool 3 094As reported in our spring/summer 2013 The Spartan, a High Tunnel greenhouse was constructed behind the library building on the CCC Auburn Campus in the fall of 2012.  It was put in as a demonstration garden in partnership with the Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency.  It serves as a demonstration site for education on food production as well as a community service project.  The food produced inside the greenhouse will be donated to the Calvary food Pantry in Auburn for distribution.

With spring upon us, the first crops are sprouting and being harvested.  Recently, children from the CCC Pre-school joined Michael Pastore and Audrey Mochel, who spear-headed the project, to help plant seeds.  Future plans are in the works to educate on viable ways to crow certain crops year-round.  Funding for the project was provided by Cayuga/Seneca Community Action Agency through a hunger relief grant from the Walmart Foundation.

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