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When people think of a greenhouse, they usually imagine large greenhouses run by commercial nurseries. But there are greenhouses run by vegetable growers, hobby gardeners, and there are also schoolhouses. If you haven't seen one, school plants are a new way to improve education. However, the benefits must be weighed against practical problems. For trainers who want to add an alternative to traditional education, there are some benefits for schoolhouses.
Learning with participation
One of the things that make the greenhouses a great winner for learning is that they offer a practical learning experience. The children learn about the life cycle and stages of plants by helping them grow and by using school plants in practical experiments. It is one thing to see a picture of a plant in a textbook, but it is another experience to be able to investigate a real plant close to each other and learn about a part of a flower, about how pollination works or to examine leaves. If you have hydroponics in your greenhouse, your children will see root systems while explaining how they work. For those who learn best with practical experience, school plants can greatly improve the learning process.
Fun for the school
In addition to the educational benefits, school plants provide new opportunities for extracurricular activities and something to brag about in the school's newsletter. A garden school that meets before or after school can give the children a way to start a life-long hobby of gardening, learning to grow flowers, fruits and vegetables. And the results can be exhibitions in school events, such as open houses.
Of course, it is with school plants that you need to budget for them. School plants can cost anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars to build, and it does not expect additional maintenance costs. To install these at your school, you have to convince the school school that it is worth the budget.
One thing that you need factor in designing school plants, and finally the cost, is the climate you live in and how you should structure the use of the greenhouse through the school year. For example, school plants in Florida may not need much equipment to work, even in winter, while one in Vermont would need additional heaters installed if you plan to use it throughout the school year. Despite the cost and hassle of developing the logistics to install school plants, they can add an exciting new activity to educational environments at all levels.