The Computer School, MS 245

Program Type: Garden Classrooms
Grade/Age: Middle School
Number Served: 100-500
Year Founded: 2012

The Computer School is a highly diverse urban community hailing from many different cultures, races, religions and economic backgrounds, where teamwork, project-based learning, and connecting with our social and natural environment are at the core of our mission.

As part of that mission, the school community came together to create a Greenhouse classroom with a focus on hydroponic farming. They use a nutrient film technique system to grow leaf crops such as lettuce, kale, chard, spinach and basil; a vine crop system to grow crops such as tomatoes and cucumbers; and a compost station to put leftover plant material to good use.

Students have the joy of growing and harvesting vegetables they share with the school community, while learning about issues such as water resource management and sustainable agriculture in a fun and engaging way. They hope to add devices to measure temperature, humidity, pH and nutrient levels, scales, journals to record data, baskets for harvest time, as well as new seed supplies, so that even more of students can learn.  

Contact Science teacher, Eresha Kissoon for more information about this farm project. 

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Eresha Kissoon


The Computer School is a public school located on Manhattan’s Upper West Side in NYC.  The CS HydroFarm is a former...

Last updated March 26, 2014