Green Our Planet, in partnership with the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, is proud to announce the expansion of the hydroponics program across its libraries in Southern Nevada. Green Our Planet’s hydroponic gardens provide a natural laboratory for the community to learn the process of creating a garden in a hands-on, experiential way.
“The Library District is always looking for new, innovative resources to share with the community,” said Kelvin Watson, executive director of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. “With the assistance of Green Our Planet, we are thrilled to bring the hydroponics systems to teach anyone – regardless of age – how to grow their own food and create healthy habits for the residents in the communities we serve.”
Green Our Planet is a nonprofit that connects students to the wonders of the universe through indoor and outdoor school gardens. Green Our Planet’s garden programming increases academic performance, heightens environmental conscientiousness, and fosters healthy eating habits in students nationwide while alleviating food deserts where fresh produce is inaccessible. As one of the largest school garden programs in the United States, Green Our Planet is cultivating a resilient future generation of STEM leaders and conservationists, one seed at a time. For more information or to apply for a garden, visit www.GreenOurPlanet.org
Through this initiative, Green Our Planet and the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will educate the surrounding communities on STEM, conservation and nutrition by teaching kids and adults how to grow their own fruit and vegetable gardens. The libraries have received everything they need to grow a successful garden, which includes the hydroponics unit, a seed germinator, nutrient fertilizers, measurement tools and more.
Visit event calendar and type in 'hydroponics' to find out when hydroponic classes and library events are.
Sources: GreenOurPlant TheLibraryDistrict