WORCESTER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) – A former college basketball coach from Worcester has started a nonprofit that uses hydroponics to help battle food insecurity.
Charles Luster does more than just make learning fun for children at the Webster Square Daycare Center, he also teaches kids all about hydroponics through his nonprofit called 2gether We Eat. The term "hydroponics" refers to gardening using water and nutrients but no soil.
“We do a lot of green leafy vegetables to promote healthy eating,” Luster said. “It’s great to see the kids eating healthy [and] learning the knowledge behind hydroponics.”
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Using hydroponics can help produce fruits and vegetables at a faster rate and all year long. This allows more people to be fed and fight the war on the hunger.
2gether We Eat also donates all its fruits and vegetables to the local food banks and other nonprofit organizations. After his plants are fully grown, Luster said they are delivered to a domestic violence shelter.
WBZ’s Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) visited the daycare for more: