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Schriver tinkers with ‘no soil’ farming systems

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Hydroponics is a crazy way of farming without soil. How is this possible? Biology teacher Mrs. Korrin Schriver has the answer.

“The hydroponic system has a water reservoir and you keep adding water and nutrients, which then circulate through the pump to the rest of the plants,” said Schriver.

Along with teaching biology, Schriver maintains a self-built hydroponic system in her classroom. This process seems to be catching fire around the world as an easier alternative to the standard way of growing fresh veggies.

Even airports are undergoing changes and hopping on the trend of a simpler way of growing fresh food conveniently.  

“Hydroponics allows people to grow many varieties of plants in a small area.  For example, at O’Hare Airport in Chicago, there is a nice-sized hydroponic garden, and the food grown in this garden is then sold at various locations in the airport,” said Chemistry teacher Mr. Tim Berning.

Only a handful of students know about this revolutionary idea. One of these students is Keeley Carney, ‘20. “I think it’s really cool because you can take a resource and make it useful… you can make it worth something.” You can take everyday items and turn them into something that is beneficial.

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Schriver tinkers with ‘no soil’ farming systems