PVAMU alumnus and county agent talks vertical planting on Great Day Houston
Though a new concept to many, vertical planting is becoming more popular in urban communities that offer minimal space for farming. Jeremy Peaches ’15, Prairie View A&M University alumnus and Cooperative Extension Program (CEP) county agent is doing his part to teach and inform youth on proper techniques to grow food in the city with his recent feature on local talk-show, Great Day Houston.
Peaches spoke with Great Day Houston host Deborah Duncan about vertical planting using aquaponics and hydroponics, and the various ways sustainable farming can be done in urban areas such as Houston. Also during his featured segment, Peaches shared the work and programming that PVAMU CEP provides to students in Harris County through its 4-H and Youth Development unit. He credits his life-long passion for plants and animals to his rural upbringing in Greenville, Mississippi.
Learn more about vertical planting and farming with Peaches’ on KHOU-11’s Great Day Houston.
This work was supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, 1890 Extension Formula Program projects under Section 1444.