On April 7 First Lady Michelle Obama took her garden tour to our home of Newark, where she visited our youngest AeroFarmers – the students of Philips Academy Charter School. The school has a rooftop garden as well as an AeroFarms growing lab where they learn how their food is grown and gain a more tangible connection to the importance of fresh, healthy food.
After planting some seeds with the kids on the rooftop, Mrs. Obama and tour companion Al Roker learned about Philips Academy’s indoor farm, which uses AeroFarms technology. Below: Students explain the way our unique aeroponic system works. (photo credit: PlaceNJ.com)
Below: After the tour, the students shared fruit and veggie smoothies and healthy snacks with Mrs. Obama. (photo credit: PlaceNJ.com)
Below: It was not exactly a normal snack time at Philips Academy Charter School. (photo credit: PlaceNJ.com)
The First Lady of the Unites States (or @Flotus as she is known on the internet) tweeted:
Watch the CBS New York story about Michelle Obama’s visit to Newark here.