How our Vertical Garden Grows

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Students from Shoreham Wading River High School’s Long Island Sustainability class recently toured Maryhaven’s vertical tower garden in Yaphank, where an abundance of lettuce and basil was growing. Along with teacher Kevin Nohejl, the students learned the steps necessary to get SWR’s newly acquired vertical tower garden up and running. They were treated to an informative tour of the facility by Shoreham Wading River High School 2010 alumni Justin Fabrizio, who, according to Mr. Nohejl, went above and beyond to explain the entire process of indoor hydroponic production.

Students then utilized the tips and advice they were given to establish a healthy and thriving hydroponic production schedule back at school. They constructed the towers, inserted plants and now take time to check water levels and quality as they test the plant growth and watch them thrive.

Maryhaven is a participating member of the District's School-to-Community program.