Northwest FFA students learning about sustainable food production practices

Read the full story from the Grand Island Independent.

Last Wednesday, Grand Island’s weather was cold with a low of minus 6 degrees. But inside the FFA greenhouse at Northwest High School, a thriving vertical garden with a fresh crop of lettuce and other vegetables is nearly ready to harvest.

It is all part of a new program implemented by Jessica Brondel, who teaches agriculture and is the school’s FFA adviser. She uses the garden to help her students learn about sustainable agricultural production.

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