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Indoor Farm

Today year 10 students visited the Innovation Agri-Tech Group (IAG) to understand more about indoor farming, ways food production was affecting climate change and research and innovation in the agri-food chain. The indoor farm facility is at the cutting edge of innovation, using aeroponics as a novel way of growing food. Students were able to smell and taste a variety of produce such as edible flowers, lettuce, basil and coriander. Students also learned how scientists were able to adjust the amount of nutrients, water, temperature and even the colour of light to produce the ideal growing conditions for plants. Finally, students met with members of the IAG team, asked questions and heard first-hand how they became involved in the sector as well as the different job opportunities in the agri-food sector.