Ohio high school starts greenhouse project to grow food for cafeteria

Marion Harding High School is allowing students to help build the greenhouse which will supply vegetables for the cafeteria.

Dec. 2—Grow it and they will eat.

That’s the hope of Marion Harding High School students who are helping to build a greenhouse. Once completed, the greenhouse will be used to grow vegetables that will be fed to students in the cafeteria.

It’s a plan that Marion City Schools food service director Winnie Brewer hopes spread to other buildings.

Adam Schmidt, who teaches environmental science at Harding, pitched the idea of building a greenhouse when principals sought ideas for Harding’s Hub 21 after-school program. Brewer supported it and added the part about using what’s grown in the cafeteria.