Students of the North Ural Polytechnic master hydroponics – the technology of growing plants without soil. The equipment was purchased with a grant received for winning the competition “It’s easy to help”.
Summer reigns in the “green laboratory” of the Polytechnic. Radishes, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and sunflowers turn green in water substrates. Students master the profession of a worker in the improvement of settlements. – The whole secret of the “green laboratory” is in the miracle beds! Compressors work here, water is pumped, enriched with oxygen and mineral additives.
This creates a microclimate for growing plants, – said the teacher Alla Logvinova. A year ago, an initiative group of teachers received a grant from the program “It’s easy to help”. Automated hydroponic installations, boxes, soil substrates, seeds and fertilizers were purchased. RUSAL implements this social program thanks to the principles of investment in youth education laid down by founder Oleg Deripaska.
– We are grateful to RUSAL for such social responsibility, – says teacher Oksana Karnaukhova. – The guys are experimenting with plants, they really like it!
This year, the gardeners have grown flower seedlings for the central flowerbed of the Polytechnic. Getting involved in the volunteer movement, they helped plant trees on the territory of the Museum of Local Lore. Students treat their classmates with grown vegetables and micro-greenery.
The experimenters made their research into a project that took first place in the regional competition of students with disabilities.
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