Ellison Lifestyle Group announced the installation of a hydroponic “grow station” at an elementary school in Las Vegas, the first step toward deployment of the company’s CropBox unit.
In three weeks, the unit, which has LED light, will begin to produce microgreens and lettuce.
The station at Kermit R Booker Sr. Innovative Elementary School is part of a pilot program of Ellison Lifestyle Group’s SuperFood Friends curriculum, a multidisciplinary program built around over 100 fruit and vegetable cartoon characters in educational books, team activities, exercise, interactive games and a high-tech vertical farm unit.
The program is endorsed by the Nevada Department of Agriculture, which has submitted a letter in support of a federal grant application to fund the CropBox at Booker School.