Buxton School Builds Rimol Greenhouse Systems High Tunnel To Feed and Teach Students Sustainable Farming

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Environmental studies class builds Eastpoint Greenhouse to provide fresh food for the Greater Berkshire Community.

(Photo Courtesy of the Buxton School) Students and staff from the Buxton School, of Williamstown, MA, assemble a Rimol Greenhouse Systems’ 18 x 32, Eastpoint greenhouse.

It's all about sustainability." Will Miller, a Buxton School teacher, said. "We chose to build a Rimol greenhouse because we wanted to address issues in the food industry as well as provide an all encompassing learning experience for future students."

This spring, students and staff from the Buxton School, of Williamstown, MA, assembled a Rimol Greenhouse Systems’ high tunnel greenhouse. The custom, 18 x 32, Gothic Style Eastpoint will be used to help educate high school students about the importance of sustainable farming, as well as provide fresh food for the local community.

“It’s all about sustainability. We chose to build a Rimol greenhouse because we wanted to address issues in the food industry as well as provide an all encompassing learning experience for future students,” Will Miller, Buxton School’s Environmental Science Teacher, said. “So far we've raised about $4,500 and we plan to raise additional funds to support more greenhouses on campus.”

The Buxton School is a small, progressive boarding school grade 9-12 in Williamstown, MA. As part of the school’s “2013 Spring All Day Work Program,” three crews of students and staff came together to complete the first phases of greenhouse construction. Miller says his Environmental Studies class will tend to the greenhouse and all produce will supply the school’s cafeteria as well as the local community.

John Wells (from Rimol Greenhouse Systems Sales) has been absolutely great and really informative. I would definitely recommend him,” Miller said. “We hope to have the students farming in the greenhouse by next fall.”

Rimol Greenhouse Systems is headquartered out of Hooksett, NH and offers a wide variety of custom features; including polycarbonate end walls, mechanical ventilation, roll-up sides with gear boxes and gas heat. To learn more about Rimol Greenhouse Systems Eastpoint high tunnel visit: http://www.rimolgreenhouses.com/greenhouse-series/eastpoint

About Rimol Greenhouse Systems:
In 1994, Bob Rimol, owner of Rimol Greenhouse Systems, decided to leave his home state of New Jersey and relocate with his young family to New Hampshire. Bob began working as a greenhouse manufacturer’s representative specializing in structures and systems. However, he soon realized the need to “build a better mousetrap” and set out to customize greenhouse technology in order to better suit the needs of his customers. Bob then founded Rimol Greenhouse Systems in order to provide innovative and quality greenhouse technology for local growers.

Rimol Greenhouse Systems has since developed a number of free-standing greenhouses, benches and an entire line of products to complement the greenhouse structures. Other structures include the movable The Rolling Thunder™, high tunnels, and hydroponic systems. All Rimol Greenhouses are designed to be economical, yet rugged enough to handle the harshest snow and wind conditions experienced in New England and many other regions of the country.

Today, Rimol Greenhouse Systems has become a major greenhouse manufacturing company and has developed a brand name synonymous with quality. Although the company has grown and expanded, Rimol Greenhouse Systems still ensures that it is meeting the individual needs of every customer. Rimol products can be found all across the United States.

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