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Giving Garden

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Sierra Nevada College Greenhouse.
For my final project in Alternative Energy Systems, I collaborated with Sharhesa Fife and Zach Schomp to create a greenhouse manual for the giving garden. The manual includes detailed instructions on aquaponics, composting, and how to install a solar PV component.

Giving Garden Manual

Understanding the market[edit]

The greenhouse at Sierra Nevada College has shifted hands continually. There has never consistently been one person, club, or entity to take over and make awesome things happen. For a senior project, Sharhesa Fife decided to bring some order to the greenhouse and build and grow it into a living classroom for sustainability.

Project goals[edit]

  1. Assist Sharhesa in her senior project
  2. Create a detailed "How-to" guide for the greenhouse, so that any beginner could walk in, learn how things work, then operate it.
  3. Add a solar component to the greenhouse to create a sustainable living classroom.



Compost Tea.
Traditional Plant Beds.