Hydroponic farm at Wisconsin high school pays big dividends in wake of COVID-19

Schools across the area are doing their part to make sure that families in their communities don't go hungry, but one in particular is going above and beyond on that front. 

As part of a remodeling project at D.C. Everest, a grow room was added for their agriscience program. They started a hydroponic farm, meaning there's no soil used to grow crops, around Christmas. Just three months later, it's paying major dividends already.

"We like to call it Evergreen farm.'"

At the meeting where D.C. Everest decided to shut down a few weeks ago, agriscience teacher John Glynn had a bad feeling about the future of the school's hydroponic farm.

"The principal said to me, when our faculty meeting is over, we're having another meeting, you and I,” said Glynn. “I thought for sure he was going to tell me to shut the system down."

Read more at WSAW (Matt Infield) 


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