Fort Riley Middle School has towering gardens taking over the sixth-grade science classroom… and it’s fantastic! It all started with a proposed mini-grant by Melissa Hall and Shannon Molt, among many other teachers. The mini-grant was awarded to Fort Riley Middle School for around $3,000.00 to fund the Tower Gardens, three sets of hydroponic gardening systems (towers, grow lights, starter kits). The hope was that each grade level would be able to produce their own food as well as eat it. Teachers were excited about the opportunity and wanted to begin immediately.
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