Students learn about agriculture in their outdoor service-learning class at ISPS. This quarter they have had a pretty successful hydroponic system that’s teaching them the growing and business aspects of producing food. It’s part of the school’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) program. The school started back utilizing the hydroponic systems after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. They planted the first crop for this year around the end of March. The lettuce plants start as seeds in a nursery for four weeks before being put in the hydroponics rows to grow for another four weeks.
The students handle everything from seeding to harvesting to distribution. You can taste some of their work yourself. On sale from Monday, single-head packages can be purchased from Ms. Hazel at the Front Office at $10/ package. First come, first served.
Hydroponics Service Learning