One year ago, a group of student journalists visited one of our Newark farms to film a news segment for the PBS Newshour Student Reporting Lab and the story is out! It is an especially exciting new piece for us because some of the students who produced it have also tended the AeroFarms growing tower in the school’s cafeteria. Check out the finished report below and read our original blog post about filming day here.
April 19, 2017
Produced by Micah Anglin, Adriana Brown, William Corprew, Kailani Day, Keren Egu, Het-Heru Flowers, Julian Igwebuike, Savannah Love, Elijah Mosley, Oluwatofunmi Olatubosun, Alizah Rizvi and Kelsey Roberson, students at Philips Academy Charter School in Newark, New Jersey.Instruction provided by SRL Connected Educators Sharon Alonzo and Sara Mosle, with assistance from William Blackman, a volunteer from Montclair High School in Montclair, New Jersey. Mentor support provided by NJTV.
Indoor farming is a potential answer to urban “food deserts,” but the technology still faces challenges. One company in Newark, New Jersey is trying to prove that it can grow leafy produce indoors in a way that that is both tasty and sustainable.
See the original posting at www. studentreportinglabs.com.
Tags: Alina Zolotareva, Marc Oshima, PBS, PBS Newhour, Philips Academy Charter, vertical farming