Green Our Planet, in partnership with the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District, is proud to announce the expansion of the hydroponics program across its libraries in Southern Nevada. Green Our Planet's hydroponic gardens provide a natural laboratory for the community to learn the process of creating a garden in a hands-on, experiential way.
"Green Our Planet is excited to expand our STEM hydroponics program into libraries across the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District," said Ciara Byrne, CEO of Green Our Planet.
"The Library District is one of the first library districts in the United States to implement a hydroponics program at their libraries. We look forward to our partnership with the libraries to work together to empower kids, teens, and adults in Clark County to learn STEM, conservation, and nutrition through hydroponics and become the next generation of scientists, conservationists, farmers, chefs, and entrepreneurs."
To find hydroponics classes and events at a local library branch, visit the events calendar on thelibrarydistrict.org and enter the word "hydroponics" in the search bar. These hands-on programs teach the basics of hydroponic gardening, and participants can plant seedlings and harvest them at the end of the growing period. Hydroponics units are also available for checkout at some branches.
"The Library District is always looking for new, innovative resources to share with the community," said Kelvin Watson, executive director of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. "With the assistance of Green Our Planet, we are thrilled to bring the hydroponics systems to teach anyone – regardless of age – how to grow their own food and create healthy habits for the residents in the communities we serve."
Through this initiative, Green Our Planet and the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District will educate the surrounding communities on STEM, conservation, and nutrition by teaching kids and adults how to grow their own fruit and vegetable gardens. The libraries have received everything they need to grow a successful garden, which includes the hydroponics unit, a seed germinator, nutrient fertilizers, measurement tools, and more.
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