Schools Growing Produce for Their Own Use

The Michigan State University Extension is aiding local school districts in setting up onsite gardens to supply their meal programs with fresh produce and herbs.

For the past three years, the Charlotte (MI) High School Agriscience department and Future Farmers of America program has been growing food hydroponically for use in the school’s cafeteria, producing and selling around two pounds of salad greens per week to the lunch program. Some surplus has also been donated to a local shelter. Plans are to enhance the growing platform to add herbs and other produce as well.

The program is one of several nurtured and supported by the Mic

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