US (WI): Hydroponics program growing in Menasha schools

Farm to table operations are popular, but what about school to table? That's what the Menasha Joint School District is doing with its hydroponic farm.

An unused classroom at Menasha high school has been turned into a farm.

According to Brian Adesso, the district's Director of Business Services, "Our population is a low socioeconomic population. Thought it was very important to provide the freshest quality leafy greens that we could possibly do for that population. This is really achieving that goal"

In the works for two years, the hydroponic system was finally set up at the beginning of the year. Nearly a year in and the farm is producing dozens of pounds of fresh leafy greens every week. The harvest is then being used by the school food services to help feed staff and students on occasion.

Read more at WBAY (Emiliy Matesic)


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