NEWS RELEASE: Grow Station at Booker School, Las Vegas
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.
Booker School Las Vegas: Obesity Prevention Award
Ellison Lifestyle’s SuperFood Friends program at Booker School figured in the Las Vegas School District winning 2017 Childhood Obesity Prevention Awards: “Healthy School, Healthy Life”
CropBox: Chef Fistrovich at Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Fla.
Chef Fistrovich and his team use the CropBox to grow about 22,000 heads of lettuce annually as well as micro greens, cabbage and vegetables for the Ritz-Carlton resturants and banquet business.
KSNV-TV Last Vegas: National Nutrition Month
March is National Nutrition Month.
Here’s a 2016 clip from KSNV-TV Las Vegas featuring Prescott Ellison and the Super Food eating friends.