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Tahoe Valley Elementary dedicates new greenhouse, sign

Tahoe Valley Elementary School Principal Christina Grubbs talks about the benefits of the school's new electronic sign at a dedication ceremony Tuesday.
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Tahoe Valley Elementary School held a dedication Tuesday for its new greenhouse and electronic sign.

At the celebration, Principal Christina Grubbs said the sign is a vital piece of the community because it keeps parents and residents updated on important news and events.

The sign was made possible through extensive fundraising efforts from the Tahoe Valley Cafecitos parents, who helped raise $3,000 for the project in food sales, and through contributions from Lowe’s Home Improvement.

The greenhouse project, on the other hand, also had several donors and contributors, which included the Vail Resorts Echo Grant Program, Dr. Steve and Barbara Banner, the Lake Tahoe Education Foundation, Barton Medical Professional Group, Sugar Pine Foundation, Sierra Sustainable Builders, Meeks Lumber and Hardware, Tahoe Sand & Gravel and Aspen Hollow.

Students are already using the greenhouse to grow spinach, arugula, chard and kale, among other things. Grubbs said the project is only the first phase of a larger endeavor.

Next will be the creation of an ethnobotanical garden near the greenhouse. She said the school will start searching for grants to fund that phase shortly.

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