Greens for green house

Seeds at City has successfully raised enough money to build a greenhouse and security fence.
The City College urban farm, which is located next to the LRC, has successfully raised $16,000 to build the greenhouse and a fence to help prevent vandalism.
Fundraising began last fall and the initial goal of $15,000, an estimation of building costs, was reached in one month.
Since its inception, Seeds at City has largely been funded by grants.
According to Erin Rempala, the urban farm’s agricultural program manager, construction of the greenhouse could start as soon as this summer.
If the green house and fence are completed within a reasonable time frame the Life Sciences Department might be able to offer Greenhouse Management as a new agriculture course for students in in Spring 2013.
The building of a green house would increase food growth productivity and hopefully allow the farm to achieve economic independence and stability.
Seeds at City was formed in June 2008 by a partnership between City College and the San Diego Roots Sustainable Food Project. It is the first hands-on agricultural teaching farm of its kind in the county.
Although the online fundraiser for the greenhouse was a success, fundraising continues to keep the farm thriving.  The next fundraiser event will be held at Sea Rocket Bistro on April 5.
For more information or to keep up with Seeds at City events and updates visit www.sdcity.edu/SeedsAtCity.