Athens Greenhouse -- FIREKEEPERS
The Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi and FireKeepers Casino Hotel recently hosted a ceremony to introduce its innovative plan to feed local students healthy foods. Construction will soon be underway for a large greenhouse, to be located on tribal land in Athens, Mich. This initiative is another spoke of The Fire Hub restaurant, a community food investment in downtown Battle Creek, Mich.
Senior management of FireKeepers Casino Hotel joined their owners, the Nottawaseppi Huron Band of the Potawatomi and Fire Hub restaurant leaders to introduce the greenhouse concept. The goal of the project is to grow salad items to initially feed Athens school district faculty and students, with subsequent phases to expand geographically to additional school districts.