Greenhouse for Agricultural Education

Year Funded

2019

Amount

$9,302.00

Mayland Community College will purchase and assemble a greenhouse to enhance current micropropagation activities. The greenhouse will be utilized as a finishing location for the plants grown in the micropropagation lab. The greenhouse and micropropagation lab will join the aquaponics center at the Earth to Sky Park. Together they will be the centerpiece of activities designed to preserve and increase the tax base and alleviate unemployment in a region negatively impacted by the loss of tobacco income. They will serve as both an instructional site for Mayland Community College students and a demonstration site for local farmers and visitors to the Earth to Sky Park.

Dr. John Boyd
President
Mayland Community College 200 Myland Drive Spruce Pine, NC 28777