We had some success with fundraising, although not as much as we'd hoped. However we have changed our strategy and will be partnering with our district's horticulture program who will be able to build us a greenhouse with the funds we've raised to date. Success!
What challenges did or does your project face?
Challenges include limited student and staff involvement, which we are hoping will change when we expand the garden and build a greenhouse in the fall in a very visible location. We also faced challenges raising funds for the greenhouse, as we fell short of out overall fundraising goal of $15,000.
How are you working to overcome them?
We have created new partnerships and will be building a greenhouse rather than buying a kit, which will be more affordable and allow us to meet our project goals with limited funds.
What did you or your project learn this season that might be useful to others as well?
If your district has a technical program, use it!! Also look to create new partnerships and don't be afraid to be flexible with your plans.