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South Tama Ag Department donates hydroponic lettuce to Food Pantry

June 28, 2014
From: Terri Guenther-Mayer - STC Ag Ed Dept. and STC FFA Advisor , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

The South Tama Horticulture class started seeds of a number of lettuce varieties early this spring.

The seeds were started in a new hydroponic system that will be used to grow more vegetables for the STC cafeteria in the future.

A hydroponic system grows plants using a nutrient solution instead of soil. The lettuce was harvested in late May after a 70 day maturity length. The hydroponic system yielded 75 gallon bags or 25 pounds. This lettuce was all donated to the South Tama County Food Pantry.

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South Tama Ag Ed students Nathan Weiss and Tyieshia Arp harvest lettuce.
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