Cafeteria Manager’s growing interest in hydroponics sprouts vertical garden for elementary students

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Published On: October 28th, 2022

Cafeteria Manager Erin Tubbs’ growing interest in hydroponics sprouted learning and healthy food-tasting opportunities for students at Clara Byrd Baker Elementary School. 

The five-foot-tall vegetable tower, called the Farmstand, was provided by Lettuce Grow as part of a grant application Tubbs discovered and submitted.  The self-contained system adds dozens of square feet of farm or garden space to this school’s cafeteria.

Now students visiting the Clara Byrd Baker cafeteria sample fresh, organic produce, while growing their interests in sustainable farming, organic produce, and healthy foods.

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