Institute for Social Impact
Middle School

Mighty Microgreens

Eighth Grade students are growing microgreens in science class as part of their investigation of Earth’s biosphere and ecosystems.
As students grow microgreens, they will learn the science of plant growth, practice scientific inquiry skills, and gain a deeper understanding of nutrients in food. 
Partnering with the Institute for Social Impact, students will donate the microgreens to Joppy Momma’s Farm in the Dallas neighborhood, Joppa, where farmers will sell them to Cafe Momentum, a cafe that gives teens who have been in juvenile detention centers a second chance. Proceeds from the sale will be used to expand the farm, which will make fresh, nutritious foods more readily available in the neighborhood.
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