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Miner School/Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce Greenhouse Project

Taizz in our greenhouse in early, chilly spring harvesting her lettuce.
Jun 23, 2014

Taizz is a 7th grader in our school.  She is a quadraplegic who requires special assistance in everything she does.  She communicates by eye gaze and blinking to specific questions she can answer and hand over hand assistance in social and working activities.  Taizz has benefitted greatly from participating in our gardening program.  She looks forward to coming to the greenhouse when it is her class's time.  Since May she has planted and grown lettuce and and cilantro which we then donate to our local food bank, the Wheeling Township Food Pantry.

In March we started growing our own flowers to plant in our campus and at three other schools in our co-op.  Taizz has been a big help in planting and watering flowers around school.

Taizz looks forward to helping us grow and harvest lettuce, onions, radishes, kale and herbs from now until late fall.

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Taizz is harvesting the lettuce she has helped grow on a chilly spring morning in May. The lettuce will be donated to a local food bank.

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