Youngstown City Schools have received a grant to purchase new Fork Farms Flex Farms to grow lettuce and serve city schools. 

"We are pleased to announce that the YCSD Food Service Department was awarded a $10,000 grant from William Swanston Charitable Fund, a supporting organization of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley. The funds are to purchase two Fork Farms Flex Farms to produce lettuce," said 

The Flex Farm system is an indoor vertical hydroponic technology that grows more than 394 pounds of produce annually. The $4,000 units take up less than 10 square feet of space and are portable.  

For more information:
Youngstown City Schools 
www.ycsd.org