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Brooklyn’s Clinton Hill School Gets Millions In Greenhouse Funding

The Urban Assembly Unison School is one of seven schools slated to receive greenhouse funding from Eric Adams’ $7 million initiative.

By Kathleen Culliton
Patch Staff
Nov 29, 2017

Excerpt:

“This is about keeping Brooklyn’s kids at the forefront of innovation and growing their futures,” said Borough President Adams.

“Young people across the borough will now have the opportunity to learn about growing fruits, vegetables, herbs, and plants that will empower them to make healthy choices.”

Urban Assembly — a profession-focused public school with an urban farming program — received $2 million from Growing Brooklyn’s Future and an additional $1.05 million from City Councilwoman Laurie Cumbo’s office.

The school plans to begin construction on its courtyard greenhouse — which is expected to produce about 25 thousand pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables per year — early in 2018 with an anticipated completion date set for 2020, school officials said.

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