Saratoga's 'Hydro-pizza garden'


Saratoga Elementary School won a grant in October for a hydroponic system, and recently, the school reaped the ultimate reward — eating what they grew.

A hydroponic system, according to Adelaide Myers, library aide at Saratoga Elementary, is a medium to grow plants that doesn’t use soil. The vegetation can be angled at almost any position; all that matters is that it is receiving light and water. “And basically it’s just some heavy-duty mesh we planted the seeds from little plugs. And we planted them at about one to three inches tall.”

The water runs up from the bottom of the co...

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