Culinary students go back to basics
February 20, 2012
From fox11online.com: “Students in FDL go back to basics” — FOND DU LAC – Students apart of the Culinary Arts Department at Moraine Park Technical College are going back to basics. FOX 11′s Emily Deem stopped by the college in Fond du Lac to see what students are learning.
The school’s Culinary Arts Department is doing some pretty awesome things with hydroponics, aquaponics and gardening.
According to the college one of the instructors has turned what used to be the old meat-cutting area into a place where students can grow through sustainable learning.
The idea is for students to go back to basics. Students are being taught where their food is coming from and how to use sustainable practices in their future careers.
Students are tending to several grow boxes with a variety of lettuces, sprouts, vegetables, fruits, herbs and edible flowers.
Thirty gold fish are keeping the aquaponics system moving, with hopes to start growing tilapia. Students started a garden this past summer, growing herbs, vegetables and edible flowers.
Students harvest most of the fresh produce to use in dishes served at the College’s Park Terrace Restaurant.