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BWCC Helps inaugurate Hydroponics Lab at The Phillips School

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(l-r)Sarah Headley-Boyd, Program/Education Director at the Laurel Campus and Piper Phillips Caswell, President & CEO of The Phillips School.

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Henry Gordon-Smith of Blue Planet Consulting provides an overview of the hydroponics system.

BWCC President & CEO Walt Townshend was on hand for the opening of The Phillips School Hydroponics Lab, named “Growing Futures”, developed in alliance with Blue Planet Consulting (BPC) from New York. Blue Planet’s expertise is in the rapidly emerging industry of indoor agriculture.

Henry Gordon-Smith, director of business development for BPC provided an overview of the hydroponics system, which is currently set up to grow microgreens, including mustard greens, water cress and amaranth. BPC will also develop a 300-page curriculum that can be used to teach sustainability and hydroponic practices.   The ultimate plan is not only to teach the students but also to sell the microgreens to local restaurants and cooperatives.

For more on the Phillips School, go here.

To see the article from the Baltimore Sun, go here.

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One Comment on “BWCC Helps inaugurate Hydroponics Lab at The Phillips School”

  1. rostya gordon-smith (@rostyags) October 17, 2015 at 2:08 am #

    well done Henry!

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