Genovese sweet basil seeds bloom in a high–tech indoor farm operated by the Akron (Citadel), Ohio, Corps. Akron public school children, as well as kids from the corps, care for the plants and learn about hydroponic farming. “We’re really committed to ending this cycle of intergenerational poverty through education,” said Marian Calvin, director of development for the corps. (For more information, see Farmers of the Future in the September 2018 issue of SAconnects magazine.)
Want to develop your green thumb? Plant a garden!
Even in February, when soil is still too wet and cold in most parts of the country, you can plant seeds indoors and jump–start your garden. Some of the easiest projects are broccoli, lettuce, and tomatoes. You can also start many flowers indoors.