The Troy High School greenhouse allows students to get hands-on lessons about sustainable agriculture. The plants that are grown there also help to support the continuation and upkeep of the structure itself as well as the Backpack Program that provides food to students on the weekends.


TROY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Today, teachers at Troy High School enjoying the fruits of the students’ labor: a plant sale.

For two years, there’s been a fully functional greenhouse on campus. The structure was built in collaboration with RPI’s STEP (Science Technology Entry Program), which serves underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students in Grades 7 – 12 to pursue STEM degrees and the licensed professions.

The greenhouse allows the students to get hands-on lessons about sustainable agriculture. During the winter months, plants are cultivated indoors and during spring/summer, the plants move outdoors.