This Sustainable Jersey/NJEA grant will expand the vertical farming initiative at Hopewell Elementary School with the goal of becoming a self-sustaining farm supplying lettuce and other vegetables, herbs and edible flowers to our cafeteria. Congratulations to Mrs. Corveleyn on securing another grant to support our students!
Hopewell Elementary School holds an annual Day of Service on the Friday before the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, joining a tradition of honoring this holiday as a time of service to the community. Each grade level at HES supported a community service partner by engaging in a hands-on project to benefit their organization.
The 2017 BASF Science Education Grant will further support efforts to expand our Sustainable, Green Community initiative by starting a vertical farm in the greenhouse this fall through a partnership with Princeton University.
Our vertical towers are now in the cafeteria and classrooms