A group of young residents of the Astoria Houses NYCHA development held a ceremonial ribbon cutting Monday to celebrate the opening of an indoor greenhouse inside the housing complex’s community center.
The state-of-the-art greenhouse will double as a food source and science lab for children and their families.
The lab, which was built by the nonprofit New York Sun Works with funding from the New York Power Authority, uses hydroponics to grow crops indoors without any soil and includes seeding stations, a tower garden, hanging vines, and a composting station.
“The Astoria Houses garden is a learning lab that integrates science and sustainability into a fun program that everyone will enjoy,” Lisa Payne Wansley, NYPA’s vice president of Environmental Justice, said in a statement.
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