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Miner School/Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce Greenhouse Project

Cooperative Gardening with the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce

Miner School is a special education day school.  All of our students are special needs and they range in age from 8 to 21 years of age.  We had acquired a greenhouse about 8 years ago, but it had been neglected and under utilized because of lack of funds.  The Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce stepped in and helped us restore it and bring it up to a teaching greenhouse.  We have classes work in the greenhouse daily (weather permitting).

 Working with the Arlington Hts. Chamber of Commerce, Miner students would start seedlings utilizing growing lamps in the building and then transfer them to the greenhouse where they would continue growing vegetables that would then be donated to the Food Bank.  The Chamber of Commerce has taken the responsibility of organizing volunteers to assist us with technical support and help in tending to the crop during spring break and the weeks between the end of summer school and the start of the new school year in August.

Our students will interact with adults in the community who will show them how to volunteer and use their talents to help feed those less fortunate in the Arlington area.

Where it's at:

1101 E. Miner Street
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
United States

Garden type:

job training garden

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Garden beneficiaries:

at-risk youth and disabled people

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What this project needs:

watering hose
garden cart
compost bin

Project leaders:

Michael J. McEvilly
Cathi Ivack

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KGI is a nonprofit community of over 30,000 people who are growing some of our own food and helping others to do the same.  

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