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Classes Cancelled

All classes are cancelled beginning at 3:00 pm today. Normal schedule will resume on Saturday.  

The Learning Garden is more than a site for gardening.  It is a place to demonstrate renewable, alternate energy generation by solar, wind and hydro mechanical sources

A 175 watt solar panel, donated by BP Solar, and installed with a grant from Entergy provides 24 volt, DC power to the Learning Garden.  Lights in the Learning Garden and shed and a water pump for the waterwheel are run by energy from the solar power system.

A mini grant was used to purchase and install a working windmill and waterwheel.  The water well was hand bored by the geology students into a sand lens that produced water.  The waterwheel is run by water from the windmill and produces electricity for a small LED light.  A 24v DC pump recycles water to run the waterwheel when there is no water produced from the well.