Use this thread to share articles that have been written about your school! I’ll do the same, by continuing to share relevant press releases as they come out (and some historical!) for us or any schools that are using equipment we’ve manufactured.
To kick things off, I’ll share this article I stumbled across on the Association for Career & Technical Education website. I was reading a blog post in their monthly Techniques: Technological Transformations. blog when @Surendra’s students were described as learning in “lab spaces that have become Controlled Environment Agriculture Classrooms” - what a great description!
Jaime Travers is the meteorologist for the local Fox 2 news station came to our St. Louis facility in November. She wrote this article and as a meteorologist, was really able to understand our vision for climate recipes!. As part of the feature, they also came out and filmed this segment which was shown on the St. Louis evening news.
Jeremy learned about MARSfarm at the ACTE Vision Conference in Las Vegas back in 2022. After teaching for 20+ years, it’s safe to say that Jeremy knows what he wants. After acquiring funding, Jeremy purchased two MARSfarm Version 1 units for the Fall 2023 semester and is planning to buy two more in 2024. Jeremy’s students are also now contributing the data collected from their experiments to scientists at NASA through the citizen science program ‘Growing Beyond Earth’ - we can’t wait to see what they do next!
Jeremy Hall setting up the irrigation system in his MV1 greenhouse.
Great article for St. Louis Magazine featuring one of our very first customers - Dr. Katie Lodes at St. Joseph’s Academy. They purchased two of the ‘MARSfarm Mini V0.21’ (prototype of the MV1) three years ago. They also have been an active participant in Growing Beyond Earth as well - presenting their research to NASA at the annual science symposium!