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In Focus: Green and Warm

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Just as Canada’s winter has us looking for someplace warm to hang out, the season has the same effect in the Talin community in Armenia. Childview visited a school in the community this past December. Temperatures were cold—just the opposite of how it felt stepping into the school’s newly built greenhouse. See for yourself, as we share photos of our trip.

Students in grades 7 through 9 tend the garden as part of their biology classes.
Students in grades 7 through 9 tend the garden as part of their biology classes.

Crop sharing: Students pass plants to each other.
Crop sharing: Students pass plants to each other. The school established the greenhouse with World Vision’s help in September 2013. The first crops will be tomatoes and cucumbers.

 Students having fun weeding.
Students having fun weeding. The school has 180 students in grades 1 through 12.

A green tomato hangs; its time to ripen will come.
A green tomato hangs; its time to ripen will come. The school hopes to harvest 1,000 kg of tomatoes to sell and reinvest the profits in textbooks, school furniture and lab equipment.

Students cheer outside the greenhouse.
Students cheer outside the greenhouse. Judging by their clothing, they’re used to the early December temperatures. The first harvest of tomatoes and cucumbers could prove to be popular. Those crops are rare to come by during the winter months. Except, of course, if you happen to have a greenhouse.

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This article was published on February 21, 2014.



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