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GRANT TO HELP BUILD A RAIN WATER STORAGE BIN FOR SCHOOL GARDEN

By Nate Gonner 11/21/2013

             THE CONESTOGA FFA CHAPTER HAS ANNOUNCED THEY RECEIVED A NATIONAL FFA GRANT TO HELP IMPROVE A SCHOOL PROJECT THAT HELPS FEED PEOPLE INSIDE CASS COUNTY.

 

              ACCORDING TO ASHTON BOHLING, THE FIRST YEAR FFA ADVISOR AT CONESTOGA, THE $2,000 DOLLAR GRANT WILL BE USED TO INSTALL GUTTERS ON THEIR CURRENT HIGH TUNNEL TO HELP TRANSFER RAIN WATER INTO A STORAGE TANK FOR THE SCHOOLS GARDEN.

 

              BOHLING SAYS THE GARDEN HAS INCLUDED AN ASSORTMENT OF VEGTABLES INCLUDE CARROTTS, SWEET POTATOS, SWEET CORN, TOMATOS AND MORE.

 

              BOHLING SAYS THE PRODUCE WENT TO HELP FEED MANY INSIDE CASS COUNTY.

 

              BOHLING AUDIO

 

              BOHLING SAYS THE PROJECT WILL HELP TEACH HER FFA KIDS THE IMPORTANCE OF CONSERVING WATER.

 

              THE GRANT WILL ALSO HELP DEVELOP A COMPOST PILE TO USE THE SCHOOLS LUNCH WASTE TO INCREASE NUTRIENTS IN THE GARDEN’S SOIL.

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