Tyner Middle Academy will soon have a new look thanks to students, faculty, and a little help from Lowe's. The school recently received a ten thousand dollar grant for a new Horticulture Science Laboratory. Lowe's adopted the project as a part of the Lowe's Hero Program.
Everyone got together to start work on two greenhouses and elevated planting beds. In addition to help from students and faculty, Lowe's also chipped in 15 hundred dollars and manpower from 60 current and former employees.
"They have so enjoyed this. Kids who live in urban settings and don't get a chance to garden really get a chance to just experience something they've never been able to experience before. And from a teacher's perspective, I can actually give hands on perspective to what they are learning in the classroom," says science teacher Lora Aycock.
The students will also use the garden to grow fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy eating campaign.