Food Science and Agriculture Center groundbreaking

The public is invited to the ground breaking ceremony for the Food Science and Agriculture Center being built at Plymouth High School. The ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 8 in the construction area east of the existing building, with brief comments from some of those involved in the innovative project.

The Plymouth Education Foundation raised more than $1 million to build the stateof the-art facility, which includes a large greenhouse attached to a classroom featuring six lab stations. The donations were received evenly from individuals, businesses, and organizations.

“On behalf of the foundation and its Capital Campaign Committee, we are grateful for the widespread support from the community for the project,” said Foundation Executive Director Anne Troka. “This groundbreaking event is in honor of our community coming together to continue to provide a high-quality education for all Plymouth students, preparing them for their futures.”

The Food Science and Agriculture Center, designed with input from local businesses on the facility as well as the curriculum, will better provide students and community members with skills needed by key local industries.

“The Plymouth School District is thrilled to be breaking ground for the Food Science and Agriculture Center,” said Superintendent Carrie Dassow. “We are also excited about the opportunities this center will offer for our students and our community.”

The center will provide real-life, hands-on experience to students in seven academic areas (agriculture, food science, culinary arts, science, engineering, health and business). It will facilitate:

• Student experience with modern growing systems such as hydroponics and aquaponics.

• Student research, giving them the opportunity to explore lighting needs and the proper balance between UV and fluorescent light, for example, and to scout for pests and disease.

• Student involvement in the design, installation, maintenance and testing of various growing systems.

• New high-level courses, such as Biotechnical Engineering and Advanced Food Science.

• Production of food for school lunches and after-school snack programs.

• Community education classes.

• Partnerships with area businesses and community organizations.

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