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Freight Farm

Freight Farm Greenery

Beyond School Bells is excited to bring the Freight Farm Greenery to Nebraska. The Greenery is a state-of-the-art hydroponic farm in a shipping container that produces the equivalent of a 2.5-acre farm. Unlike a traditional farm, The Greenery’s plants grow vertically indoors without soil, getting their nutrition from water and light energy from powerful LEDs. In partnership with The Bay, this farm will be one of the few in the country entirely run by afterschool youth. Food will be sold at farmer's markets, sourced to restaurants, and distributed through the food bank. 

This partnership is on a mission to empower youth, ignite their passion for STEM careers, and help them develop skills to meet Nebraska's future job market. Not only can kids benefit from learning about sustainable ag technology, but the produce grown will help feed families right here in our city.  

Freight Farm Greenery is brought to you by the generous contributions of the Ben Hormel Harris Foundation and Nebraska Environmental Trust and in partnership with University Honors.  Click here to learn more about the Freight Farm.  You can follow Freight Farm updates by signing up for our monthly newsletter.

If you are interested in sponsoring The Freight Farm Greenery, please email Anna Wishart, Director of Partnerships at Beyond School Bells at awishart@nebraskachildren.org

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