Chanting “three, two, one, worms!” the Greenhouse Project cut the ribbon on a new composter and native plant nursery at Carson High School on Monday. Karen Abowd, president of the Greenhouse Project, said the project will create two funding sources for CHS by selling native plants and quality compost to the public.
Members of the Rotary Club, Carson High School, and Board of Supervisors gather around Karen Abowd, president of the Greenhouse Project, as she cuts the ribbon on Carson High School’s new composter. (Photo: Faith Evans/Nevada Appeal)
“As new superintendent A.J. Feuling recently stated, ‘Sustainability means making decisions for the long run,’ and that’s exactly what we’re doing,” she said. Abowd helped establish the Greenhouse Project in 2009 to address food insecurity in Carson City. The program is based out of CHS, where it coordinates with the Agriculture Department to create curriculum for students. “We’ll see how (the agriculture department) grows now, having some of these facilities,” said Will Pierz, assistant manager for the Greenhouse Project. He said that once the composter is fully up and running, students will be able to collect a two-inch harvest off the bottom of the compost pile once a week. Retiring Superintendent Richard Stokes inaugurated the soil with a fresh can of worms.