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.
Even though it’s the end of the school year, we managed to get one harvest before kids leave for the summer at Whitman Elementary in Milwaukee! Kids are excited to be growing their own food, and we are excited to help.
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
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.
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
Fork is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership with Florida-based SmarterSTEM, Inc. SmarterSTEM is a premier provider of innovative tools to enhance science and technology curriculum in schools. SmarterSTEM is working with Fork to bring its technology into classrooms across the United States.
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.[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHKQZu96DLg[/embedyt]