US (MA): Fall River school students to grow their own salads

In bins at Fall River's Holy Trinity School, you will see leafy greens. "We're doing a project for Johnson & Wales,” student Caroline Sullivan explained. "We have these lights, which is kind of like the sunlight that we bring in,” Sullivan said. “We have tubes going in through the water inside." 

"They’re thinking outside the box,” principal Brenda Gagnon said. “Now I have children from preschool through eighth-grade learning how to sustain their life.” Students are growing Boston Bibb and iceberg lettuce. 

"It's going to be eaten in school,” Flynn said of the lettuce this year. “A lot of the eighth graders are talking about salad days."

"One thing we really want to do is make recipes at the molecular level by changing different flavors of different plants, by just adjusting their ECs and the pH levels,” Chief Technology Officer Kevin Flynn said.

Flynn said the project was also made possible through the help of Gotham Greens in Providence. Last year, students grew kale, which staff members used to make delicious kale soup.

Johnson and Wales professor Michael Budziszek, who goes by Dr. Bud, is working with several schools across the region.

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