YOUNGSTOWN – The Youngstown Metropolis Faculty District Meals Service Division obtained a $10,000 grant from the William Swanston Charitable Fund to buy two Flex Farms to develop lettuce.
The Flex Farm system is an indoor vertical hydroponic expertise that produces over 394 kilos of produce per yr. The $four,000 items take up lower than 10 sq. ft of house and are moveable.
“The district sincerely thanks the William Swanston Charitable Fund and the Neighborhood Basis of the Mahoning Valley for his or her generosity,” stated Meals Service Director Tascin Brooks. “We’re very excited to implement vertical lettuce hydroponic farms in three elementary faculties and to have our college students concerned within the rising course of at each step.”
The William Swanston Charitable Fund is a supporting group of the Mahoning Valley Neighborhood Basis.