Local legislators are noticing the great results of a program called Farm on Wheels, where students learn the business of indoor farming.
“I feel it’s amazing that we can grow all sorts of vegetables,” said 11 year old Austin. “I’ve told all my Xbox friends about it. They were pretty excited about it.”
They grew micro-greens, which included basil, arugula, and spicy salad. Better yet, the students sold their produce at the Flint Farmer’s Market, and 14 students, teachers, and volunteers help sell the herbs at a table.
Sales proceeds will go back into the program and the public school system. The business plan includes selling to commercial businesses and producing a product that can be sold in stores. In addition to learning about healthy foods and farming, students are becoming budding entrepreneurs. While the students benefit directly, the program is also a community outreach, encouraging people to invest in public schools