US (KY): High school senior operates hydroponic greenhouse, food used in cafeteria

A Carroll County High School (CCHS) student operates a hydroponic greenhouse. According to a press release, senior Peyton Murray orchestrates the growing of "hundreds of heads of lettuce" in the greenhouse. 

All the food produced is used in the school's cafeteria. 
Murray works in the greenhouse as a co-op with agriculture teacher Mackenzie Wright. Officials said she offered him the opportunity after he took a food production class last year and worked in the greenhouses.
"I took her up on the offer because I thought it would be a good opportunity for work experience," he said, noting that he may pursue a job in food agriscience or as a butcher.

The press release states that the lettuce is grown on three "large tables" consisting of 300 squares for the seed pods. One pod will generate one head of lettuce. 


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