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Childhood Center's greenhouse to raise green for charity
Childhood Center's greenhouse to raise green for charity

WYOMING, Mich.--  Godfrey-Lee Early Childhood Center is looking for building materials to help transform 2,000 water bottles into a greenhouse.

The greenhouse is the brain child of teacher Char Walsh, who teamed up with other staff and LEAGUE MI member Bridget Knight to come up with a creative solution to help Degage Ministries.  The group plans to help students build a water bottle greenhouse, where they will grow vegetables used to make salsa.  That salsa will then be sold at the school, with all proceeds going to support Degage Ministries.

The childhood center is turning to the Heart of West Michigan United Way’s Volunteer Center for help collecting all the necessary materials to make the greenhouse a reality.  Godfrey-Lee Early Childhood Center still needs wood, tools, hardware and other materials. For more information on how to donate, contact Katelyn Kovalik at kkovalik@hwmuw.org.

The Godfrey-Lee Early Childhood Center plans to begin construction on the recycled greenhouse this spring, after gathering enough materials, visiting the Downtown Market in Grand Rapids to view their large-scale standard greenhouse, taking a cooking lesson, and learning about plant growth.