US (WI): Growing food on-site, year-round with VF invention

A Green Bay domestic abuse program and shelter has begun growing produce indoors as a way to more consistently provide fresh food to its clients.

Golden House recently used a grant from Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, to buy a Flex Farm, a hydroponic food system that will allow the shelter to grow fresh food year-round. The list price for the system is $4,600.

Golden House is one of the first shelters regionally to use an indoor food system to grow fresh food on-site. The Flex Farm system is made by Green Bay-based Fork Farms. It sells its indoor gardens to schools, nonprofits and businesses. Food systems that benefit children, like Golden House's, come with a free curriculum on plants and how to grow them. 

Read the complete story at GreenBay Press Gazette


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