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Anacostia High School breaks ground on green house [Video]

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Principal William Haith said he hopes the green house will make students experts in the field of hydroponics.

WASHINGTON — Something new is coming to Anacostia New Tech High School in Southeast D.C. The school broke ground Monday on a new green house and “living classroom” that will eventually allow students to grow food for their community.

It’s the latest piece of a redesign for the high school, made possible through a partnership with University of the District of Columbia and Department of Energy and Environment.

The green house will include hydroponics facilities so student can grow food on campus and learn a new skill for future employment. 

Tomeka McKenzie is the director of redesign for the school.

“This is a joyous day. We are groundbreaking on something real. Our kids are learning how to have urban sustainability within their community. They are going kale, they are going all kinds of crops that are going to be beneficial to their community,” she …

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