Hey Rachel,We haven't started our Microgreen program but plan to after Christmas break.
We have a rack similar to this one, with lights similar to these, zip tied to the bottom of each rack. Our plan is to plant on Mondays and harvest the following Monday, restart the trays and do it again. We are hoping to consistently supply our cafeteria with microgreens. This is a trial run for us before deciding if we want to invest in more racks and expand to other schools as well. I think soil and seed is going to be our biggest continuing expense. But we plan to purchase bulk seed so it will be cheaper in the long run. The rack and lights probably costed us $100-$150? I expect to spend at least $20 in seed and soil per month. Our students seem very excited about it now, but once it becomes a weekly activity, I wouldn't be surprised if they eventually saw it as a chore. Hopefully we can continue the excitement!We are starting at our Alternative Center. So this will be high school age. This is intentional because the Alternative Center's schedule is a bit more flexible. We plan to test it at an elementary school as well.I'll try to remember to follow up after a couple of weeks of growing. I hope this helps!
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