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Horizen Hydroponics Donates to Students in Michigan

Horizen Hydroponics Donates to Students in Michigan

In Grand Rapids, Michigan, Kelloggsville Middle School’s hydroponic gardening program gives students a real-world example of how a pesticide-free, year-round yield of plants can help feed the planet. “We learn how we get our food and where our food comes from,” says student Jayden Irish. The program, funded through a State Farm service-learning grant, has grown over the past few years to include flourishing indoor gardens at each grade level, including an aquaponic system that is raising tilapia. Bridgette and John Ujlaky, owners of Horizen Hydroponics, work with Kelloggsville students and teachers on their program. They have made it their mission to educate people about indoor gardening and help it become a mainstream part of K-12 education. “The commercial applications for hydroponics really are the future of farming,” Bridgette says. “In bringing this type of program into schools, we are giving students a skill set they can use for future opportunities.”