Greenhouse may sprout at CDC site

Bennington's technical center board has voted in favor of constructing a greenhouse for its horticulture program, but permission from Mount Anthony Union High School, from which it leases the property, still needs to be granted. Read more
AOK

Middlebury, VT

#1 Oct 20, 2010
This program has next to no enrollment year after year after year.
Does that school have slush funds because they just keep spending, spending spending. If you chose to use the designated space then that is a choice you made about your resources. Maybe you should have thought it through first?
Do what the rest of schools, and taxpayers are doing, and make do!
TruthTeller

Norwich, VT

#2 Oct 20, 2010
AOK wrote:
This program has next to no enrollment year after year after year.
Does that school have slush funds because they just keep spending, spending spending. If you chose to use the designated space then that is a choice you made about your resources. Maybe you should have thought it through first?
Do what the rest of schools, and taxpayers are doing, and make do!
Where did you get your numbers from? Read the story. The choice here is build a green house, or drop the program. And talk about slush funds, look at MAU. They had half a million floating around for a maintenance building. BSD had half a million for new classrooms when they closed a needed school. Yet, you bitch when another school wants to spend 20K, part of which is coming from a grant -- to keep a program going.

The real problem with education are stupid people who start shouting before they collect the facts and think.
informed

Middlebury, VT

#3 Oct 20, 2010
The program has tripled in size since it's resurrection in 2008. The program serves approximately 65 kids a year. With the local food movement gaining strength, it will continue to grow. Many students served in the program are receiving transferable workplace skills to ensure their success in the future.
Kim

Holyoke, MA

#4 Oct 20, 2010
Great program, bring it on! Bigger and better!
Megan

Queensbury, NY

#5 Oct 20, 2010
informed wrote:
The program has tripled in size since it's resurrection in 2008. The program serves approximately 65 kids a year. With the local food movement gaining strength, it will continue to grow. Many students served in the program are receiving transferable workplace skills to ensure their success in the future.
Well said, to the point. But I think AOK would rather have kids running loose in the streets than learning valuable life/job skills. And when AOK is left hungry because no one out there (but Monsanto) knows how to grow food anymore, I wonder how AOK will "make do" then?
AOK

Middlebury, VT

#6 Oct 20, 2010
There is no "program." There hasn't been one since Dick Lutz left. There are now classes offered for students needing science credit. If you read your TechEd regs, available online, you would see the focus of technical high schools is career preparation, not offering comprehensive high school credits.
If these are the students who would otherwise be "running lose," I am not sure who would want to employ them. Just sayin'
TruthTeller

Norwich, VT

#7 Oct 21, 2010
AOK wrote:
There is no "program." There hasn't been one since Dick Lutz left. There are now classes offered for students needing science credit. If you read your TechEd regs, available online, you would see the focus of technical high schools is career preparation, not offering comprehensive high school credits.
If these are the students who would otherwise be "running lose," I am not sure who would want to employ them. Just sayin'
There has been a program. It is being revised as needed. That happens to all programs over time, that are not required by the education department. Now what is your point? Are you suggesting that the CDC should have nothing in this area?
informed

South Burlington, VT

#8 Oct 21, 2010
There is in fact a program. Please visist the website at www.svcdc.org . The new program is called 'Agroecology'.

Whoever you are AOK,you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.

This year is the first year of resurrecting the horticulture program after Mr. Lutz left. With great success I might add. I encourage you to visit. You might have fun.
sam i am

United States

#9 Oct 21, 2010
Have building trades BUILD the greenHouse. On the job training. They had a lovely greenhouse but no teacher. Restaurant practice comes back. Remember tap our resourses and let volunteers put this kit together. In a weekend
ABoardMember

Norwich, VT

#10 Oct 21, 2010
sam i am wrote:
Have building trades BUILD the greenHouse. On the job training. They had a lovely greenhouse but no teacher. Restaurant practice comes back. Remember tap our resourses and let volunteers put this kit together. In a weekend
Its not a major project. The erection cost is under 3K. The liability costs of an injured volunteer is greater. Building trades may do it, if it does not hamper their scheduled work.
OldSchool

Holyoke, MA

#11 Oct 21, 2010
Sam remember when you could do something without having to jump through hoops and it didn't cost a fortune? I miss those days!
sam i am

United States

#12 Oct 27, 2010
Missed this one. Anybody hear bout a GRANT? I guess things are covered. What's the rush give the students n trades a project. What about home for Habitat. Liability. Let's cut the cost and not let someone make money. I am an alumni. How hard is it to hook up breakers. Two at the most. Licensed a past student CLASS of 81. I have a journeyman license. Most of the teachers know me. Restaurant practice put a cafe at the lenord holden mill. Let the students practice there. Common cents
Kim

Holyoke, MA

#13 Oct 27, 2010
Students have constructed buildings in Bennington in the past including the Bennington Chamber of Commerce building which is used daily. There is no good reason why that could not continue.

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