US (TX): Charter school receives gift to expand urban farm

One Sunnyside school is getting a gift that will help students cultivate food for their school and the community, using unique new farming techniques -- growing plants without dirt.

The program teaches students about healthy food choices and gives them a unique lesson in entrepreneurship.

Pro-Vision, a charter school and youth-focused organization in Houston’s Sunnyside neighborhood, announced a $450,000 gift from the Robert and Janice McNair Foundation. The gift will help expand Pro-Vision’s Urban Farm and Aquaponics Program, which currently grows 14,000 plants for the community and its students.

The donation will allow the school to double its operations, contributing two aquaponics greenhouses for the urban farm, which is located on campus.

Read more at Click2Houston (Rose-Ann Aragon)

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