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Langston University Tulsa STEM Grant

Posted at 6:04 PM, Jul 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-26 20:07:18-04

TULSA -- Tulsa students are getting hands on experience on how to live off the land by growing their own garden.

Langston University Tulsa and Green Country Permaculture received a grant for a new program.

It allows a few students to work on a small-scale organic farm in Broken Arrow this summer as part of a STEM program.

"We're kind of addressing a problem that the average age of a farmer is in the upper 60s. Farmers are aging out and there aren't enough people in agriculture," said James Spicer, with Green Country Permaculture.

Once school starts some classrooms will have hydroponic systems -- where plants are grown in water.

Teachers will also get training on sustainable agriculture.

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