Hydroponics farm will help feed Muskogee families

The Gospel Rescue Mission is using a Fresh Start hydroponics farm to feed local families. Five weeks ago, the Gospel Rescue Mission started planting lettuce, and Thursday afternoon, they celebrated the first harvest from the farm.

“It’s hard to get enough fresh food to feed those who are in poverty,” said Rich Schaus, the Executive Director of the Gospel Rescue Mission.

Schaus says the farm is a step in fighting food insecurity in the area. The shipping container can produce two and a half acres of crops. Every week, they’ll harvest 800 heads of lettuce, spinach, kale, or whatever other vegetables they want to grow. Dozens of people came to celebrate the first harvest Thursday.

Schaus says GRM’s mission is to help men and women facing homelessness and addiction. He says he wants to give their clients every tool to succeed, and that includes fresh produce.

Read the complete article at www.kjrh.com. 


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