Fernley, Nevada – Fernley has a new school hoop house where students can garden year-round. The low tech green house was funded by generous donations from many area groups, and constructed with volunteer labor by farmers, nonprofits, and community volunteers.
Tour the Hoop House on Earth Day: If you’d like to see the new hoop house, there will be an open house during an April 23 Earth Day celebration at the Fernley Intermediate School multipurpose room. The school is hosting a variety of family friendly activities beginning at 7am and lasting until noon.
Contact Healthy Communities’ Fernley School Resource Coordinator and Stand Tall leader Lindsey Kreller at 721-8644 for more details about the April 23rd events, which include a gardening workshop (9am-10am) and hoop house tour, metal recycling, a seedling sale in support of the Fernley Intermediate School CLS classes, a rummage sale to benefit the Student Assistance Program, and a bake sale to benefit the 4-H Lego Club.
Volunteer labor to build the hoop has was contributed by Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows’ Fernley youth members, Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties’ Fernley Stand Tall team, Healthy Communities’ Fernley School Resource Coordinator Lindsey Kreller, Stagecoach farmers Marcia and Steve Litsinger, community volunteers Kent Kreller and Randy Gahr, Central Lyon Youth Connection staff Sarah Braswell and Ana Tippit, Fernley Rotary, etc .
Generous donations of cash and materials to create the hoop house were made by Terrible’s Casino, Fernley Rotary Club, Nevada Cement, Fernley Physical Therapy, Big R, Scolaris, Allstate Insurance, Carucci and Associates, and Healthy Communities Coalition of Lyon and Storey Counties.