Southeast Alaska’s Mobile Greenhouse:
If you give a classroom a bag of carrots, they will eat for a day. Teach a class how to garden and they can eat for a lifetime! Meet Moby, Southeast Alaska’s Mobile Greenhouse. Moby travels around the region, sharing knowledge and food production skills between schools across our rural communities. Each Spring Moby travels to a new community, the application to use Moby the Mobile Greenhouse for Spring 2018 will open fall 2017.
Moby, the Mobile Greenhouse spent 2016 in Kake. Kake City Schools, the Organized Village of Kake, and SEARHC worked with students to grow, sell, and share produce from the greenhouse and new school garden. Learn how this project supports healthy students while growing vibrant, self-reliant Alaskan communities!
In 2017 Moby will go to Hoonah!
A note from the project partners in Hoonah:
Hoonah is excited to be hosting and benefiting from Moby the Mobile Greenhouse! The greenhouse will be hosted by Hoonah City Schools and is made possible through collaboration with the City of Hoonah and Hoonah Indian Association. Our goal is to demonstrate to that a greenhouse can provide food security and economic opportunity to the community. We hope that participation in the greenhouse by students and the community will provide a model and impetus for a permanent greenhouse at the school to serve the community. Moby will arrive in Hoonah by April, and we will be working with 10-15 students to produce seed starts during the winter – some of which we may sell to fill the Hoonah Community Garden. For more information about the greenhouse in Hoonah, please contact Sheryl Ross (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ian Johnson (email@example.com).