It will be made of polycarbonate but you can buy a “brick” to help fund the construction of a greenhouse at Nauset Regional Middle School.
The greenhouse will be a free-standing, 30 x 50 foot polycarbonate, atrium style structure to be built at the Nauset Middle School campus in Orleans.
Myriad learning opportunities
According to the project’s website, the greenhouse will afford opportunities for students and community members to engage in:
Gardening activities are also an excellent method of teaching number sense skills, as exemplified by gardening projects’ inclusion in the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School’s “Math in Action” program last fall.
Fundraising the right way
To raise funds for this project, the Nauset Regional Middle School Greenhouse Building Project Fund, Inc. was formed as a 501(c)(3) public charity. The group is properly registered with both the IRS and the Massachusetts Attorney General’s public charities division.
Donors may contribute any amount they choose. Individual donors of $100 or more may commission a brick for the greenhouse walkway, which will be engraved with their family name, memorial or name of a Nauset student. Business donors of $300 or more may have a double brick with their business name.
The group hopes to raise $120,000 to purchase, construct and equip the greenhouse. $30,000 has been raised thus far, according to the project website.
To donate or learn more about the project, visit www.nrmsgreenhouse.org or call the school at 508-255-0016.