Feeding the Hungry

I keep hearing about the problems of poor children who suffer through the summer when school lunch programs aren’t available.  The Richmond soup kitchen serves food every weekday in the summer to city children whose families are too poor to feed them when they can’t get free meals at school.

Hydroponics and hydroculture could put a dent in this problem.  Community programs striving to feed hungry children should consider operating rooftop and vacant lot community greenhouses that supply large amounts of fruits and vegetables in a relatively small location year round via hydro systems that use no soil and less water than soil-based systems.  Even a corner of a storage area could be turned into a hydrogarden serving several families.  Hydroponics and hydroculture systems are already in place in several other countries to feed poor populations.  Why isn’t it catching on here in the USA?


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