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We are a team of Novomykolaivka school of Sloviansk district in Donetsk region. Our school is in the countryside. We are very concerned about the issue of environmental pollution, so we are constantly trying to solve this problem: we hold information events, clean the territory of the schoolyard, the village park, children’s and sports grounds from household and natural garbage. For the second year, the volunteer project Green River is being implemented, which is to clean up the local river that flows into Sukhiy Torets, which in turn is the tributary of the River  Siversky Donets.

We want to create a mini-agro complex in the school, where pupils from the primary school will be instilled a love for agriculture, and senior pupils will have the opportunity to conduct scientific researches.

It will be such a space where students will learn at the same time and learn the world around them, where a boring  theory turns into a useful practice where students will grow their own greenery and vegetables for school canteen in the winter, and in the spring they will be able to sell vegetable and flowering seedlings while developing  business skills . This will help some of the students to identify with the future profession and to understand where to go to study after school.

All of us want to be healthy. What needs to be done? Proper nutrition and healthy food. But is it possible to cook such food by buying products in the store? The use of products grown with the use of chemicals and fertilizers, leads to bad consequences for the body. By implementing this project, we could add fresh vegetables and greens to schoolchildren every day nutrition, enhancing their health.

We, teachers and parents, want our children to grow up to be successful, competitive, able to choose the right decisions and achieve good results. The organic products market  is growing in Ukraine every year, and agriculture is becoming more promising. People often wonder if their food is useful and safe.

The best and cheapest way to provide yourself and your family with a healthy diet is to grow your own products in your area, adding only organic fertilizers (compost, humus ). And in the future, it’s possible to build a successful business for the sale of organic products, because the demand for them is growing rapidly in Ukraine. So doing organic is very profitable now.

This spring school teachers of biology and labor education with pupils of grades 6-8 planted a salad, onion, parsley, spinach and other plants in a schoolyard. Children looked after them: watered, fought with harmful grass. Very pleased when the plants began to descend. And they were even more rejoicing when the green harvest was transferred to the school canteen and everyone was able to try it during the school lunch.

We really want to deal with this business not only in spring but also in winter. The school has a room where we can place trays for seedlings, LED bulbs so that plants can grow fully in the cold season.

In order to create AgroHub «Parostok» we need to purchase:

By purchasing the necessary equipment, plants can be grown annually, from October to June. Senior students will gain experience, and younger ones will grow up. The project is aimed at forming sustainable environmental thinking in schoolchildren, at home, in the community, and in the country.

Explore from the seeds, grow organic, eat natural (ecological)!


The project was developed within the educational program “Eastern Meetings” and with the support of the UCBI II Project that is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in 14 cities of Donetsk and Luhansk Regions. In the case of the successful Crowdfunding campaign of the authors, the project will be co-funded in the amount of 25 000 UAH.

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