Urban Agriculture Activity
Basin Pepper Project
To make the most of our vast and varied grounds, a number of Eco-Lab projects investigating the suitability of different locations for various types of crops are currently being carried out. One of these locations is the concrete basin in front of the school. During the summer of 2018, 20 planters with different varieties of peppers were set up in the basin. The basin provided an environment high in reflected heat and light which, according to student research, would be especially beneficial to pepper plants. This hypothesis proved to be correct; the pepper plants thrived in the basin’s environment and produced many healthy specimens. Next year, the plan is to fill the basin completely with pepper planters.