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Redwood Elementary Students Will Have New Greenhouse

The benefits of extending the growing season will come to the West Orange students at Redwood Elementary this spring. Like the greenhouse at Edison Middle School, the greenhouse is large enough for students to begin seeding flats in the early spring. Such plants will be lettuce, spinach, and other cold weather crops that will be transplanted into the raised beds. As the season progresses, the greenhouse will enable the early start for tomatoes, peppers, and other warm weather crops.

The new greenhouse is the result of a grant from Bank of America.

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Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges-West Orange

The West Essex YMCA features an indoor pool with aquatic programs and swim lessons, cardio and strength conditioning equipment, fitness classes for all levels, sports and enrichment classes, and a supervised child watch.