In 2014, a group of students approached High School Principal, Scott Fogo, about the potential for a greenhouse to be incorporated into our Mark 10:14 Special Education curriculum. This intrigued Mr. Fogo to the point that he assembled a student-faculty team to research what this might look like. During the 2015-2016 school year, this team toured local farms and greenhouses as well as those at UC Davis and the University of Arizona, Tucson. They returned with a contagious vision.
The student-faculty team quickly widened into subcommittees to design the interior, exterior and heart of what the project was to capture. In 2017, they submitted their proposal to the administration and the teams spread out across the valley and raised $300,000 in donations. In January 2018 construction began with the greenhouse shovel ready in August 2018.