Our 2016 #GivingTuesday Campaign provided many opportunities to our programs throughout our Easterseals program. The Easterseals Academy in Tinley Park chose a greenhouse as their special #GivingTuesday project. All contributions raised on #GivingTuesday allowed Easterseals Academy in Tinley Park to purchase a greenhouse for a year round program.
All classrooms are able to experience hands on from working outside in the greenhouse. Secondary and Post-Secondary classrooms now have the opportunity to utilize the greenhouse for vocational training and employment.
The garden/greenhouse is off to a great start this summer! Everyone is excited to share that Easterseals Academy in Tinley Park had its first harvest that was sold in our school store! Everyone is excited about fresh produce in the school store. Teachers have been taking produce from the garden to use it during cooking classes. Classrooms have incorporated the garden into their life science unit with lessons on the plant cycle while utilizing their “Root View” transparent growing box. Students have been busy maintaining the garden each day to make this the success that it is! Thank you again to everyone who made our #GivingTuesday project a wonderful experience for everyone!