Carver MST is looking to expand its research garden


DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) – One step at a time, a research garden is “growing” at the Carver School for Math, Science and Technology.

In January the students planted over 20 strawberries, now they are starting to see progress in their harvest!

Soon, a hydroponic garden will be set up to grow vegetables on campus.

Additionally, a chicken coop will be set up on the school campus to house the 12 chicks that were recently hatched in science class.

Southeast Gas recently awarded approximately $15,000 to schools in the city of Dothan, a portion of which helps fund these educational opportunities.

“We’re going to use it to plant different kinds of flower beds, to buy different kinds of plants that we can grow,” says director Chris Payne. “We also want to expand and create an orchard along the side where we have citrus plants that they could harvest at the beginning of the school year, and in the spring they will see the beginning process, when they bud, when they bloom, then as they grow slowly.

The Alabama Extension service helped bring this garden to life.

The school tells News 4 that donations from the community are greatly appreciated, whether it’s plants or tools, they are happy to accept!

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