Holland ISD Greenhouse and Garden Project
Contact: Bill Walker
The Holland ISD 2nd grade classes wrapped up their 2019 greenhouse growing efforts with a successful plant sale. The four 2nd grade classes grew and sold 8,600 bedding and vegetable plants. The profits of $4,300 were donated to the Holland Food Bank.
BCMGA members Bill Walker instructs student on how to handle transplants from their greenhouse.
Ongoing, they will move to a 10,000 sq. ft. garden to concentrate their efforts to fresh produce production, which will be harvested and donated to the Holland Food Bank.
Interestingly, this year they grew 1,500 tomato plants in plug pack trays for a commercial grower who gladly supported their efforts.
Master Gardeners assist four 2nd grade classes to develop and implement their goal of growing student and community involvement in horticultural education. Using a propagation house and greenhouse, students plant, grow and sell organic vegetable plants at an annual spring plant sale. Additionally, the students grow a garden and square foot gardens that donate fresh produce to a local food bank and provide funds in support of a take home backpack food program Fridays during the school year for eligible children.
BCMGA Mission Statement
The Bell County Master Gardeners Association assists the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in providing high quality, relevant, research-based horticultural education and service to the residents of Bell County and the state of Texas through outreach, teaching, and demonstration projects. Read More