The Uniontown district recently received a hydroponic farm from Leafy Green Farms.

The district has been partnering with Leafy Green Farms for five years to have a hydroponic farm classroom on campus so students can learn how to grow organic vegetables. This is a phase one initiative to place a hydroponic farm at ten schools in southeast Kansas.

The project is a partnership between Leafy Green Farms and Community Green Farms. Leafy Green Farms is providing everything the school needs for the first three months of operations, including training, all equipment, seeds, and nutrients.

Superintendent Vance Eden says they’re planning to use some of the produce in their food services.