Starmont is applying for a $25,000 merit-based grant that is sponsored by the Monsanto Fund to enhance education in the areas of science and math. The grant would be used to construct a new greenhouse that could be used for all grades K-12 to in enhance students’ education. The opportunities a new greenhouse brings are unlimited for all grade levels to learn.
The Family Consumer Science and Agriculture classes will collaborate using hydroponics to grow lettuce, tomatoes and other vegetables to be used in the classroom, as well as using worms to compost waste from the lunch program.
The greenhouse will provide fundraising opportunities to sell plants. Student will take away knowledge understanding natural science with hands-on opportunities and exploring solar energy.
Persons with questions may contact the school at 563-933-4598.