US (NY): Celebrity visit for students' hydroponic farm

Grammy-Award winning singer, Broadway producer, and philanthropist Gloria Estefan learned about growing fruits and vegetables from students who do it at the Dewitt Clinton High School in the Bronx.

"I think it's an amazing opportunity for them to learn about the food that's nutritious and learn how to grow it," Estefan said. "They're doing an amazing job—I'm blown away."

Students grow lettuce and other vegetables in the largest student-built hydroponic farm in New York City. The group Teens for Food Justice runs the program.

Each year, students grow more than 20,000 pounds of produce at six different farms in schools around the city. The students provide fresh produce to their school's cafeteria. The remainder of the food is sold at affordable prices at farmer's markets in the neighborhood. Profits go back into the program.

The model Karolina Kurkova also observed the student's work.

Read more at Fox 5 NY (Sharon Crowley)


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