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Published August 26, 2011, 07:02 PM

Kindred High benefitting from Cargill donation

Kindred, ND (WDAY TV) - Kindred High School is celebrating a hefty donation from Cargill. The $75,000 donation is saving a unique program that was on the chopping block, and all that green will help students get green thumbs.

Kindred High School is celebrating a hefty donation from Cargill. The $75,000 donation is saving a unique program that was on the chopping block, and all that green will help students get green thumbs.

This building will not only be the home of the new Kindred High School, it will also be home to the new $75,000 green house. Today the check presented gave Kindred High School the go ahead to start construction on the green house. The new green house will provide students with hands on opportunities to learn about plant science and horticulture.

The school was going to cut the program because lack of funding, until Cargill decided the green house project met all points of it's criteria to receive donation which are education, nourishment, and environment. Agriculture Science teacher Brooke Jameson says the new green house will allow her to make her curriculum more fun and exciting for the students.

Brooke Jameson – Agriculture Science Teacher: “Agriculture is changing not everyone involved in agriculture is going to go back to the family farm but we still need tons of people going into agriculture careers it is still one of the leading industries in the united states and so as ag teachers we are really motivated to prepare kids for those careers.”

On top of the $75,000 donation, Cargill employees are also putting in some man hours to help build and landscaping of the greenhouse. The School and green house will be completed by the beginning of school next year.

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