Sparta High School Food Dehydrator - Spring into Gardening 2018
Sparta High School’s Food Dehydration machine—the Ecovim 250—is producing saleable soil amendment and reducing landfill and waste hauling expenditures on a daily basis. Since 2015, SHS has utilized this technology to keep its costs down and help promote a sustainable and environmentally sound future. The oversight for this machine falls under the leadership of the Sparta High School Earth Club, a group of 25 students in grades 9-12 who also handle the high school’s recycling program and help promote green practices. Jenna and Kristen look forward to sharing with you what the Earth Club is and the green milestones that the organization is accomplishing, as it relates to the Ecovim 250 and the soil amendment that it produces.
Kristen Clarke is a sophomore at Sparta High School and a highly-motivated member of our environmental organization, known as the Earth Club. This young lady plans on working in environmental protection/sciences after college and wishes to continue to expand sustainable best practices.
Jenna Kroeger is a sophomore at Sparta High School and a young woman who sees a career in politics following her university studies. Jenna is an active participant in the Earth Club and wishes to combine her passion for environmental issues with her political future.
Joe Cook is in his 26th year of teaching German at SHS. His passion for conservationism led to his assuming leadership of the Earth Club in 2008. Since that time, he has seen the organization expand and accept conservation and sustainability challenges district wide and throughout the community. Joe is also the School Forest Coordinator.