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.