Students in Sharon Orrs Greenworks class at Escalante Middle School have been busy cooking up progressive ideas. From learning about the benefits of utilizing solar energy to growing healthy food with sustainable methods, the kids are gaining valuable skills for dealing with an uncertain future. At the schools greenhouse dedication on Tuesday, students demonstrated everything from worm-aided composting to the schools new photovoltaic system. The project is the result of a community collaboration and big help from Four Corners Solar, Durango Compost, Basin Co-op, Durango Gravel and LL Fence Co.

Sharon Orr, teacher of Escalante Middle Schools Greenworks
class The new greenhouse at Escalante Middle School Student Brad Briscoa relates energy production data received
from the schools new photovoltaic system. The gardeners palette Tending to the seeds

 

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Critical condition

Lake Powell drops below threshold for the first time despite attempts to avoid it

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Uphill climb

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March 10, 2022
Mind, body & soul (... and not so much El Rancho)

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