Youngstown’s Edible Education: Growing Skills for Students

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A recent educational initiative at Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School has students engaging in the hands-on experience of growing and harvesting lettuce using hydroponic flex farms, part of a wider district program supported by a $95,000 USDA grant. This unique learning opportunity not only enriches their scientific understanding but also fosters skills in sustainability and food technology, preparing them for potential careers in the evolving field of indoor agriculture.

Meanwhile, the Mahoning-Youngstown Community Action Partnership is tackling job market challenges by hosting a workforce symposium, focusing on connecting job seekers with essential resources and overcoming barriers like transportation and childcare.

Youngstown Students Harvest Hydroponic Lettuce
Workforce Symposium Addresses Barriers to Employment

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