First signs of plant life emerges in WDC Greenhouse
While the weather outside bears a wicked wind chill of minus 29 degrees on Monday, Dec. 9, inside the WDC Greenhouse is a comfortable 57 degrees. The warmth of the passive solar greenhouse also means the first signs of plant life are emerging from the soil.
According to Ed Lewis (pictured above), who is coordinating the greenhouse operations, lettuce is popping up through the soil in the rain-gutter hanging planters. Lewis is also preparing the raised soil beds and two barrels for more plants, such as strawberries, lettuce, kale, carrots, radishes and more inside the passive solar greenhouse.
Lewis said he is looking forward to working with students, who will help care for the plants and eventually, harvest the produce for the WDC cafeteria.