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ISU is Getting at Little Greener

The ISU Early Childhood Education center began work on greenhouse Saturday morning. It's one of seven greenhouses that's planned for the Valley.
Even with all that white snow, Indiana State University has its sights set on something greener.

The ISU Early Childhood Education center began work on greenhouse Saturday morning.
   
It's one of seven greenhouses that's planned for the Valley.
   
Yesterday's winter weather did push the construction back a day, but officials say they'll still be right on track to complete the project this weekend.
   
The group hopes to use to the new garden as a place to teach kids how to take care of plants, all year round.

"To do education about growing your own food and getting kids and students more connected with where their food comes from," said Jim Speer, ISU professor.  "When the kids are actually engage with their own food production, they really value local organic food and it's better flavor. They understand the food along better, so it's really hands-on for getting then engaged in food systems."

The new greenhouse is 12 feet by 12 feet.
   
It's located just outside the Early Childhood Education Center in the courtyard, and organizers hope to finish construction on Sunday.

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