In 2014, JT Moore finished 2nd in an international competition hosted by Bridgestone America titled “Fuel the cause”. The challenge was to identify a need for your location and recruit as many voters to support your project over a 1 month period of time. JT Moore received over 400,000 votes in April 2014 and, consequently, received a $20,000 grant from Bridgestone to build a greenhouse.
The greenhouse was built over the 2014-15 school year with a ribbon cutting ceremony taking place in May 2015. Many parents and community members contributed towards this unique school feature. The greenhouse will be in full use during the 2017-18 school year – students are encouraged to take advantage of this very special aspect of JT Moore.
The PTO would like to thank Bridgestone Americas, the Taylor family, MNPS, the Good Earth Gardener, Stansell Electric, Manuel Zeitlin Architects and Carey Gann Construction for their efforts in getting the project completed. In addition, we want to thank all of the additional financial and time donors to the project from the J.T. Moore school and community – we could not have done this without your help.
Kelly Longenecker is the 2017-18 chairperson for the Greenhouse. Contact her HERE to help out or offer suggestions!
There are several “clean up days” scheduled throughout the school year where students and parents alike come on a Saturday for a few hours to help fix up the grounds around the school. Students can earn IB hours for their time. Lara Fox and Amy Pate are the “Exterior beautification” coordinators for 2017-18. Contact them HERE to help out or offer suggestions!
The Matador STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) program also is using our awesome gardens.
Check out their work HERE
The Flower and Veggie Stand
At the corner of Granny White Pike and Lone Oak you can find a flower and veggie stand in full operation from Spring through late Fall. By purchasing produce and items at the stand, you help support J.T. Moore – we receive additional funding from the stand to help support our greenhouse and gardens program.