15% of all sales will benefit the creation of outdoor access to 6900 square feet of Courtyard located off the lunch/commons area of the High School: Space Master Plan looks for a future Greenhouse

 

Through April 30th, the community can purchase locally grown plants including trees, shrubs, conifers, perennials and grasses online and support a Courtyard Improvement Project at Germantown High School.  The community-led project is being spearheaded by Leadership Germantown after Environmental Science Teacher and Environmental Club Liasion, Mark McCellan, took the initiative to look to utilize blighted courtyard space for a Greenhouse.

“My students are excited about the idea to have outdoor space we can use for learning and promoting healthy eating.  We started talking about the idea and fundraising in the community but realized that the project was a bit complicated for students to tackle alone,” said McCellan. “That’s when the idea to engage the community through Leadership Germantown to help us surfaced.  This year, a master plan was completed that would address code compliance issues, access to the courtyard, the landscape and we hope eventually, the greenhouse.”

Chad Johnson, owner of Johnson’s Nursery and whose son attends GHS, was compelled by the project when approached by Leadership Germantown about a plant sale.  The plant sale through Johnson’s Nursery will run through April 30.   Orders will be organized for pick-up by volunteers May 14th.  Delivery in Germantown is available for a donation to the project by contacting [email protected].

Community members can donate to the project by visiting the GHS website fundraiser.  Businesses interested in making a donation to the project – monetary or material, can contact [email protected] for information on sponsorship levels.

Plant Sale Link

Courtyard Project Information and Master Plan Concept

Project Donation Link

Leadership Germantown Information

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