How Hydroponic School Gardens Can Cultivate Food Justice, Year-Round

These greens are among the hydroponic crops grown by students at Brownsville Collaborative Middle School, in Brooklyn, N.Y. In June, the students started to sell discounted boxes of the fresh produce to community members.

In neighborhoods with limited access to healthy foods, school gardens can help close the gap — for students and the wider community. Some schools are now expanding the season by growing indoors.

(Image credit: Robin Lloyd/for NPR)

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