School garden encourages veggie consumption

Hydroponic garden helps inspire students to the fruits of their labor.

Oct. 18—Students at Parkway Middle School of the Arts in Lauderhill, Fla., spent Tuesday building a vertical hydroponic garden that will eventually yield vegetables like broccoli, Bok Choy, Swiss chard and bell peppers. Allowing students to grow the vegetables themselves is the district's way of encouraging kids to eat more produce.

Though he may not the biggest fan of greens, Andino, a seventh grade student at Parkway, said he’d give the vegetables a shot since he helped grow them. “We’re gonna eat ‘em and see how good they are,” he said.