Tahoe Food Hub is raising money for its new education farm, the Sierra Growing Classroom. Plumas Bank of Truckee donated land on Donner Pass Road to build a geodesic greenhouse or Growing Dome within walking distances of four schools.
Funding for the project would develop an agricultural campus where students can receive a hands-on learning experience, as well as an additional resource for adults to learn about the importance of local food and sustainable farming practices. Tahoe Food Hub is looking to open the classroom in September.
The group needs $50,000 to complete the project and cover the first year’s operating costs. Donations may be made at tahoefoodhub.org.