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Ashwaubenon High School displays hydroponics program

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Posted at 5:31 PM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 18:31:15-05

ASHWAUBENON (NBC 26) -- Students at Ashwaubenon High School are enjoying healthy vegetables they helped raise.

About once a month the schools hydroponics program supplies fresh lettuce for the school lunch program.

The lettuce is grown at the school without soil or any chemicals.

"There's definitely a lot of social benefits for people, knowing that the food is pretty clean when they're eating it. Then also a lot of environmental benefit, because we're not wasting a lot of energy getting it here,” said Ashwaubenon High School Science Teacher Dan Albrent. “And a lot of economic benefit for the school too, because they don't have to pay as much. I undercut the lettuce that they buy so it ends up being cheaper for them as well. Kind of a win-win-win."

Dan says the program helps students understand where their food comes from.