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Greenhouse gets upgrades in Vienna

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VIENNA  -- More hands on learning is possible at Vienna High School thanks to a $5,000 Tool Box Grant from Lowe's.

Teachers and students used the money to rehab the school's greenhouse which is 15 years old.

They bought new fiber glass panels, a new watering system, and put down a concrete floor.    

"It was a huge improvement then over what he had before and so we've done a lot of improvements with that money and and maybe something we couldn't of done before without that grant," science teacher Toni French said.

Andres Ruiz is excited about the new opportunities. 

"Hands on we actually get to see how the plant grows and we actually get to maybe sometimes open up the plant and see how the roots growing see if the roots are doing good or bad and we could see what we could do better to help them grow better," Ruiz said.
Some of the vegetables grown in the green house end up in school lunches.

Others will be eventually be sold to help raise more money for work on the green house.

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