Bits 2 Bites is a high school group that uses science, technology, engineering, art and math to address social justice issues within our community. We want to use hydroponics and outdoor gardens to address the food desserts we live, work and study within.
Our project grows food hydroponically during the winter to help address the lack of healthy, geographically available, economically feasible food choices. The money for this project would be used to start vermifarms. We currently buy plant nutrient to feed our hydroponic systems during the winter and we throw away organic plant matter every week. I would like to use the organic plant waste to feed worms which would produce a highly concentrated fertilizer. This would eliminate our need to buy fertilizer as an input and reduce our waste. A vermifarm would also further demonstrate the full circle nature of food systems and life cycles and introduce heterotrophs into our food system, furthering our education as well.