Greenhouse renovations give bright future to MFL MarMac horticulture classes

Lettuce, native grasses and several different types of flowers are currently being grown in MFL MarMac’s greenhouse, which recently saw a series of renovations including a hydroponic system that was purchased with money from a McElroy Grant. (John Jensen/The Outlook photo)

   MONONA — Things are looking at little brighter at the MFL MarMac High School greenhouse these days thanks to improvements that have given new life to the facility.

   High school agriculture teacher Sarah Wille said the renovations came after the school was awarded a McElroy Grant from the Keystone AEA for a hydroponic system for the greenhouse.

   “The greenhouse before this was just looking worn – it wasn’t a bright and sunny space that would be what you would think of when you think of a greenhouse,” she said. “I thought to myself, ‘Before putting this beautiful hydroponic system up, let’s give the greenhouse some tender loving care.’”

   Work on the space, located just off a green space outside the high school’s shop area, included work on the walls, a new sprinkler system and new heating and cooling system. Wille said Brandi Crozier helped to organize the greenhouse and take down shelves and get rid of items that are no longer needed.

 

For more of this story see the May 1 Outlook.