Students with Disabilities Use Indoor Farming for a School’s Cafeteria

An innovative program is teaching kids with disabilities about the advantages of indoor farming while keeping costs down for the school cafeteria. Although, these are only some of the benefits the program is building as social skills and making good nutritional choices are also being taught in the program.

Key Takeaways:

  • The crops are harvested every two weeks.
  • vThe yield is 70 bowls of salad.
  • It only takes 20 days to harvest from start to finish.

Quote: “The garden, a dozen trays in a special, stainless steel shelving unit inside the school, include basil and a few varieties of lettuce. Students with intellectual disabilities in the district’s prevocational program plant the seeds, water regularly, harvest, and mix the compost.” (Bosma, 2020)

Link to article:

https://www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/20200121/milford-students-with-disabilities-grow-lettuce-indoors-for-high-school-salad-bar