Grant Type: ecoSTEM
The Richmond Hill Schools Field Studies Program, with the help of several area businesses, recent completed a 5,000-square-foot agricultural research garden on the Richmond Hill Middle School campus. The garden consists of a 720-square-foot greenhouse, and 44 framed, raised beds and container gardens, both of which are suitable models for home gardening.
The research garden may be one of the largest school-based research gardens in the state of Georgia, according to Robert Hodgdon, seventh-grade advanced content life science teacher at the middle school. Students will conduct research on fertilizers, prevention and treatment of plant disease and infestation, and on which varieties of certain crops (e.g., tomato) are most successful in the Coastal Empire’s hot, humid climate. Read More