The Great Expectations School (PS 85), Bronx
An indoor vertical farm is coming to PS 85 this year thanks to our partnership with AeroFarms. AeroFarms is a world leader in vertical farming and working to transform agriculture for people and for the planet. With support from Deloitte, AeroFarms has launched a program to bring vertical farms to schools and communities. The farm is installed in classroom space, and growing inputs like seeds and nutrients start off the journey to fresh and incredibly local food.
By bringing a farming unit into an urban school environment, the goal is for every student to have a personal experience with the growing unit through education, harvesting, tasting, and cooking using produce from the harvest. The indoor vertical farm will be a resource for WITS Chefs to use in WITS Labs, WITS Cafe Days, and nutrition lessons, and will increase awareness of sustainability where food comes from.
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