NBA player grows greens for kids
Oklahoma City, Okla —
A Utah Jazz player made his way to Thunder territory Saturday to announce his unique way to get healthier food in schools.
This shipping container may not look like much, but inside is the equivalent of two acres of farm land, grown all for a good cause.
Utah Jazz player Epke Udoh unveiled the first crop of this unique farm in Edmond, where he grew up.
He’s hoping to make greens more of a mainstay in urban areas where fruits and veggies are too expensive for many families.
The container uses artificial light, and nutrients to grow a variety of veggies including kale, spinach and other greens.
Udoh and his team are hoping to partner with schools in and around the metro to put his crop to good use. He also plans to plant farms in several other cities around the United States.
The crops probably won’t be in local schools this coming August, but Saturday night they announced they’ll be partnering with Magic Johnson and Sodexo so they can distribute to schools around the country.