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June Newsletter from Fork Farms

There’s a lot going on at Fork Farms, including multiple installations at various school and nonprofit sites, curriculum development, and the first crop from the commercial farm!  Check out our newsletter and see what’s growing on.

June 2017 Newsletter

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Growing With Vincent High School

Students at Vincent High School, in the Milwaukee Public School system, show off their new Fork Farms growing machine to Thoreau Middle School students.

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Students at Vincent High School introduce visiting middle school students from Thoreau to our Growing Machine. The Growing Machine is a hydroponic vertical growing system that we created in partnership with Fork Farms and Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. Students from Thoreau and other middle schools visited Vincent for our Agriculture Showcase!

Posted by Vincent High School Agriculture on Monday, May 22, 2017

 

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Two Weeks Later . . .

A couple of weeks ago, we posted a video of the installation of our grow machine at the Milwaukee Public Museum as part of its Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture exhibit.  It looked like this:

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What a difference a couple of weeks make!  Here’s the machine two weeks later:

It’s fun to see the lettuce literally bursting out of the top of the machine.  And here’s a close-up of the interior:

We are excited that MPM will be donating the food grown during the exhibit to local food pantries.

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Learning in Action

Seeing students engage with our technology is what makes us at Fork do what we do.  Here, a student at Vincent High School Agriculture program explains to Principal Daryl Burns how the growing machine works.

This is why I do it! We had a visitor today and my students went to work. This was not planned or staged, they were in there working in there food science class and he asked them to explain the grow machine. When we engage students they pick up the mantle and do it!Vincent HS of AG!

Posted by Daryl Burns on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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Fork Farms Introduces Patented Growing Machine

Appleton, Wisconsin

Fork, LLC, in partnership with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, is pleased to announce its innovative new machine that revolutionizes how we grow leafy greens.  Fork’s patented technology allows growers to produce exceptional quality greens–such as lettuce, spinach, kale, and herbs–indoors at a fraction of the price of conventional growing operations.

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