Determining the school and community needs for a new campus greenhouse

The purpose of this project was to determine the role and impact of farm facilities, specifically the greenhouse, at Calaveras High School. Two objectives were created to for this study. The first objective sought to determine if student, parent, and community support for revitalizing the school farm existed. The second objective sought to determine potential impact of a school farm. A researcher developed needs assessment determined student, parent and community support exists to improve the school farm, and more specifically, improve the greenhouse. Additionally, it determined that Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE) projects would improve with development of the school farm.