US (CA): Schools go farm to table with hydroponic gardening program

Three MUSD schools; Joshua Tree Elementary, Twenty-Nine Palms Elementary, and Yucca Valley Elementary, along with district offices, have been growing their own farm to table food, or, rather, from seed to salad bar.

Lead by MUSD Director of Nutritional Services Janet Barth, this hydroponic gardening program utilizes indoor growing towers, starting romaine, green-leaf lettuce and basil seeds in trays until two-days strong. Once transplanted into the water-filled towers, the seedlings grow without soil, for four weeks. When fully grown the produce is harvested, then offered on the fruit and veggie bars in the school cafeterias.  


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