Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without soil, using a nutrient-rich water solution instead. This method is becoming increasingly popular, as it can be used to grow crops in a variety of environments, including urban areas with limited space.
Students and parents of the High School for Climate Justice recently participated in a late fall harvest of lettuce, cilantro, tomato saplings, and marigolds! The event was a great opportunity for the school community to come together and celebrate the success of the hydroponics program.
We built the hydroponics lab with our students and families in mind. The program has been a great way to teach students about sustainable agriculture and the importance of local food production. The students were responsible for planting, tending, and harvesting the crops, while the parents provided valuable support and guidance.
At the High School for Climate Justice, sustainability isn’t just a topic in the classroom; By teaching students about sustainable agriculture, the school is helping to create a generation of environmentally conscious leaders. We hope for the hydroponics program to be a shining example of how schools can make a difference in the fight against climate change