Lake Grove Elementary in Lake Oswego, Oregon recently purchased Solexx Greenhouse Covering to use on their custom school greenhouse. During my visit to participate in their dedication assembly, I must say I was impressed by their outdoor learning environment. Lake Grove Elementary is advanced with their plans to retrieve rain water and utilize rain barrels, also using several compost bins on site. A special holder had been built to display the solar panel, as a demonstration of the activity of the fan (a solar powered exhaust fan)—direct light or the slow down from the students’ shadows. My favorite part was the outdoor classroom set up next to the greenhouse. Benches were made of logs from local trees—summer camp meets gardening, can’t get much better than that!
During the assembly the Kindergarteners and 1st Graders sang songs about growing. The entire assembly was dedicated to the new greenhouse. I could hear the excitement of 500 kids ooo-ing and aww-ing as the principal talked about plans to use the greenhouse. This experience was another testament to how Solexx will make a difference in the lives of these students—very exciting! Congratulations Lake Grove students and teachers!