Local Company Brings Linden Street School’s Eco-Friendly Greenhouse Dream To Life
Posted on 11/02/2018
Linden staff posing with Gary Fett, owner of local business Fluid Control Solutions,

The courtyard at Linden Street School now shines a little brighter thanks to the support, talent and generosity of School / Business / Community partner Gary Fett, owner of Fluid Control Solutions, a Plainville manufacturer, together with his colleagues, who designed, built and donated an eco-friendly greenhouse for the space at Linden.
Last year, as the school district began working to expand partnerships with local businesses and community organizations, Career Center Coordinator, Sue Bradley and Director of Community Relations, Lynn Davis met with Fett to discuss potential internship opportunities for high school students in the field of manufacturing.  During that meeting, conversation ensued about other district needs and projects, including Linden Street School Principal, Paula Eshoo’s goal to someday build an eco-friendly greenhouse made from recycled materials in the school’s courtyard area. Fett expressed interest in the project, and shortly after, a planning meeting was set with Eshoo. Fett then began work to design the greenhouse, and planned with his team to create the structure which features the use of recycled 2-liter bottles that were collected and donated by Linden faculty, staff, students and community members. The project was completed in early October, and a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to officially unveil the greenhouse structure on October 30th. Fett and his Fluid Control Solution colleagues were honored at the event; they were joined by members of his family, as well as representatives from the Plainville Board of Education, Town Council, district administration, Linden faculty and staff, and State Representative William Petit, Jr.

“This greenhouse is more than I imagined! It is designed amazingly, as well as built with care/quality materials. Linden cannot wait to grow herbs, 4 o’clocks (to donate to the Petit Foundation) and enjoy learning about plants,” said Linden’s Principal  Eshoo.

“Mr. Fett and his team exemplify what can be done when local businesses partner with school districts. I couldn't be more thrilled and appreciative with the results of this amazing partnership. I look forward to many more opportunities to partner with businesses in the Plainville area,” noted Superintendent Brummett.