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					NEW RIVER VALLEY
G.O.A.L.S. PROGRAM
   GREENHOUSE
IN THE BEGINNING
Master Gardeners of the NRV
   • WERE THE FIRST TO SUPPORT THE PROGRAM
     WITH A $500.00 GRANT
   • APPOINTED A LIAISON TO COORDINATE
     ACTIVITIES
   • SET UP A CURRICULUM FOR A HORTICULTURE
     CLASS
   • PROVIDED SPEAKERS AND DEMONSTRATIONS
   • MEMBERS DONATED SEEDS AND POTS
   • HELPED STUDENTS BUILD BIRDHOUSES FOR
     CHRISTMAS PRESENTS
   • PROVIDED CONSULTATION FOR LANDSCAPING
     AND GARDENS
   • DONATED BOOKS AND REFERENCE MATERIALS
   • SET THE PRECEDENT FOR OTHER CIVIC GROUPS
     TO SUPPORT THE PROGAM
   • DESERVE OUR GRATITUDE
Christiansburg Kiwanis Club

                        •Donated time,
                        money and labor
                        to construct
                        the greenhouse
                        kit.
                        •Mentored
                        students through
                        the entire process
                        of planning and
                        building.
The “Bill Chafin Greenhouse”
                        Bill Chafin is a
                        retired Kiwanias
                        Member.
                        He volunteered to
                        take on the duties of
                        Project Planner and
                        general contractor.
                        He spent numerous
                        hours planning and
                        working on the
                        project.
BUILT IN DRAINAGE
READY FOR CONCRETE
COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS!
WHO’S GOING TO GET THIS ONE?
PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE
They said it went here!
Kiwanias workday
Ventilation vents installed.
Yes, it all came in boxes, with numbers!
Truss raising day!
Cross beam installation was tricky.
Lots of supervisors!
Glad he knows what he’s doing!
Ready for the next step.
Starting to look like a greenhouse?
Inserting and caulking plexi-glass windows




  Bill takes a
  break!
Solar lifters make ventilation automatic!
Now for the rest of the ceiling panels.
We still have lots of pieces????
Potting tables installed
                           YES! We have electricity
                            plus an automatic light
                               timer to lengthen
                                 growing days.
Houston, we have a greenhouse!!
Thanks to the Kiwanias!!
Landscaping begins!
•We must have a “water feature”!!!

•The arch adds a whimsical touch.
The first indoor growing season.
We put the “green” in greenhouse!
Garden sets from seeds.
More digging?? Time for a sidewalk, boys.
 Outside view
of greenhouse
      and
   sidewalk
construction.
Beautiful aggregate sidewalk!
Let’s make it even more beautiful!
Where were those gas lines?
Another before…..
…And after picture.
                      • Students built
                      raised beds for
                      herbs, perennials,
                      butterfly gardens
                      and lots of color!

                      •What a nice spot
                      for a picnic.
Spring brings results of fall labors!




                                   Pansies and
                                   tulips!



 Students
 built
 retaining
 walls.
•Time to plant seedlings form the
greenhouse into the facility
garden.
•Produce is shared with staff and
used on the salad bar.
•Landscaping the
grounds of the
facility provides
more experiences
for the students.
•The Summer 2006
project is to
landscape the
whole facility since
they did such a
good job with the
greenhouse area.
Arch Reconstruction




        This spring, Larry Kruger, PD Supervisor
        and the students re-engineered and rebuilt
        the Amish Arch to accommodate the
        increased size of the sidewalk. We will plant
        grape vines on either side.
Thank You!
           • Thanks to the Master
          Gardeners for having the
        insight and the confidence at
        the beginning and getting the
           ball rolling with our first
                     $500.00.
        • Thanks for you continued
             support and interest.
Thank You!

            • Thanks to the
          Kiwanias club for the
         long hours, hard work
         and financial support.
Thank You!

       • Montgomery Co Public
         School System for the
             added financial
          support and the best
           teacher for the job.
Thank You!

      • Thanks to the staff and
         students for the hard
           work and support
       throughout the process
            and on going.

				
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