Students at Nazareth University in Rochester, N.Y., now have a first-hand look at where their food comes from thanks to a new “micro-farm” in the dining hall. The dining team, which is operated by Sodexo, partnered with Babylon Micro-Farms to install the hydroponic farm, which can grow a variety of lettuce, leafy greens, and herbs.

Items harvested from the farm will be used in dishes, and the dining team is planning a handful of student activities that will utilize the farm as well.

“We are very excited to partner with Babylon to bring fresh-grown herbs, microgreens, and vegetables to campus,” Nazareth Dining Executive Chef Wilson Castillo said in a statement. “Being able to watch these items grow from seedlings until they’re ready to be harvested and eaten gives people an elegant visual of the whole process. We are excited to see this program grow and thrive.”

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