- Education and Training: youth education
- Production Systems: hydroponics
Capitalizing on an existing hydroponic production greenhouse and in-house culinary arts program, 4 instructors will receive tower gardens, and an additional 8 instructors will receive smaller hydroponic setups. All instructors will receive professional development on implementing an aeroponic/hydroponic program within their classrooms. Students will be introduced to potential careers in agriculture, as well as culinary arts, and restaurant management. It is anticipated this project will directly impact up to 240 students. Instructors will receive on-site instruction in a production greenhouse and both instructors and students will tour a production greenhouse and culinary arts program in fall 2022 and 2023.
Project objectives from proposal:
Provide four instructors with a tower garden and an additional eight instructors with hydroponic deep water culture tubs for their classrooms.
Provide professional development to instructors on how to start, grow, and maintain their gardens and introduce aeroponics to students.
Provide students with field trip opportunities to a production greenhouse and culinary program to increase career awareness.