25K Crops Expected to Grow at DeWitt Clinton HS School Farm-Norwood News

 

Teens for Food Justice was featured in Norwood News on June 20, 2018.

“DeWitt Clinton High School is now home to the largest student-operated hydroponic system in New York and is expected to produce 25,000 lbs. of vegetables and herbs annually. That is enough to feed all 2,200 students lunch daily, with over 300 lbs. a week left over for the community.”

“Not only are the students responsible for running the farm, but they have been learning about the importance of their work. ‘In the neighborhood around the school, there is little availability of unprocessed food,’ said Katherine Soll, CEO of TFFJ. “Our students, particularly through our afterschool program, focus on learning about nutrition and health, and also how to advocate for a more just food system.”

Read the full article here.

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