The new indoor hydroponics greenhouse classroom at St. Saviour High School in Brooklyn was blessed and dedicated this week.
St. Saviour is the first high school in the Diocese of Brooklyn to offer this experience in partnership with New York Sun Works’ Greenhouse Project.
The hydroponics greenhouse classroom was blessed March 25 by Auxiliary Bishop James Massa of the Diocese of Brooklyn, and dedicated to a former faculty member, Roberta Willard, who began teaching environmental science at St. Saviour in the 1980s, retiring in 2012.
As the founder of St. Saviour’s Environmental Science program, Ms. Willard’s vision was the springboard for the creation of the new hydroponics greenhouse classroom. “After 31 years of teaching at St. Saviour and running beach clean-ups and other environmental community service projects,” she said, “I am extremely honored to be a part of this special day with my St. Saviour family.”