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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


MAREH to Provide Solar Photo Voltaic System to Harrisburg Middle School

16 September 2011

MERAH executive director Nadine Straitt and volunteers tour the sustainable gardening project at Harrisburg Middle School in preparation for installing Solar Photovoltaic Panels.  According to Ms. Straitt, MAREH will be providing a relocatable 90 Watt Solar PV system for use with the sustainable gardening project and other school science projects.  The system was obtained completely though donations to MERAH and will not cost the school anything for parts or setup. Currently MAREH volunteers are fabricating a metal frame work to hold the solar panel assembly securely in high winds, while still being able to be relocated by the Garden staff as needed to perform various experiments with students.  Delivery of the completed system is expected in the next couple of weeks.

 

Jill Zartman and student volunteers walk past the Harrisburg Middle School greenhouse.  The greenhouse built by the Delta Garden Study and FoodCorps will house winter crops and student agricultural experiments.

               

        Students at Harrisburg Middle School study in their outdoor class room, which is a part of their new school garden area.Nadine Straitt (MERAH Exc. Director) and Ryan Norman (Delta Garden Study) discuss various planting strategies for fall and winter plants.Harrisburg Middle School's raised garden beds.

           Ryan Norman of Delta Garden Study works with a high school student volunteer to prepare seeding trays.Dr. Straitt, a Resource Efficiency Manager with Sain Engineering Associates, inspects soil quality in the raised gardent beds.Dr. Straitt, a Resource Efficiency Manager with Sain Engineering Associates, inspects support joints for protrusions.

        


For More Information Contact: MERAH

Mission for the Applications of Renewable Energy for Humanity
1418 South Church Street, Jonesboro, AR 72401
Tel: 970-761-9220
Internet: WWW.MAREH.org

E-mail: Info@MAREH.org

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