Alternative ed students raise cash for greenhouse

Posted May 20, 2009, at 8:28 p.m.

THORNDIKE, Maine — Alternative education students at Mount View High School conducted a plant sale on May 16 to raise money for a new greenhouse.

Those who were unable to attend the May 16 plant sale may stop at the school 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. through June 5 to buy plants.

Since February, alternative education students spent more than 100 hours preparing for the sale.

The plants were raised in a small, declining, 30-year-old greenhouse which will be destroyed in June as the school relocates to a new building, scheduled to open in the fall.

The students have designed a new greenhouse which will be more spacious, light-filled and handicapped accessible. The students need about $8,000 for the structure. They have already raised more than $2,600 from past plant sales and need to raise $5,400 more.

For more information, call alternative education teacher Travis Collins at tcollins@msad3.org.

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