Areas of Focus: Maternal and child health, The environment
Summary: Provide Hydroponic System in Title 1 Elementary School for Fresh Food and Foster Learning For a Healthy Lifestyle
Some lower income families in our community have little or no access to fresh food and in many cases young people do not have the knowledge to know where food is sourced, or where fresh vegetables come from. School cafeterias often become an important source of food for young students in these low income areas. The Lewisville Morning Rotary Club will partner with Central Elementary School and Independence Gardens, a non-profit organization, to introduce hydroponic towers into the school, revolutionizing how students learn about agriculture and nutrition. These vertical gardens provide hands-on experience in cultivating fresh produce, and fostering a deeper connection to the food they eat. By merging science and sustainability, this project not only enriches curriculum but also instills lifelong lessons in environmental stewardship and healthy living.
Rotarians from the Lewisville Morning Club will assist with the setup and planting, Independence Gardens will provide the training and will assist Central Elementary staff in providing instruction to students in the school. The system will have Rotary signage.
This project is "Approved". This means that the district leadership has reviewed and approved the allocation of district funds for this project. Once the funds from the district have been issued, the status of the project will be changed to "Paid".