“Meals on wheels” is taking on a whole new meaning now in Reno, Nevada, where local non-profit Urban Roots partnered with the Desert Research Institute to launch “BussAqua” —a hydroponic garden inside an old school bus. The bus hosts tomato plants year-round, and is a tool to teach children all about farming, fresh food, and innovative growing techniques – like hydroponics!
In urban areas across this country, this idea would be a fun and unique way to help address the many food deserts by providing fresh mobile food. It’s also a way to provide access to education about the importance of healthy, local food to under-served communities. Read more about the BussAqua project, and tell us in the comments how a project like this might work in your community.