RECIPIENT: St. Mary’s School
The garden is a great addition to our Science curriculum, where the kids learn what plants need to grow and thrive. They are responsible for testing the PH of the water and how many parts per millions of nutrients are in the water for the plants and documenting these things on a weekly basis.
The Hydroponic garden not only benefits the learning in the classroom but the school and community as a whole. Each harvest produces 20 plus pounds of fresh lettuce and greens for our school lunch program every month. With an additional garden we can grow up to 40 pounds! Any leftover produce we can then offer to families in the school and donate to the local community soup kitchen or anyone in need.