Edison Grows Mint in Its Own Hydroponics Lab

This school year, Thomas Edison School has created a hydroponics lab. Hydroponics is the practice of growing plants using water instead of soil. In our lab, we are currently growing basil, lettuce, tomato, cucumbers, and cilantro. Our students are learning how to maintain the system, including planting, transplanting, pruning, and harvesting. The goal of the hydroponics lab is to produce fresh greens using urban farming techniques that can be distributed to the surrounding community. We are looking forward to our first harvest and Edison School Farmer’s Market! 
 
showing off the roots of the mint in the lab     looking at the plants under the lights in the hydroponics lab
 
cutting the fresh mint picked from the lab and bagging it to give away     freshly picked mint from the hydroponics lab