Students at MLK Elementary School in Youngstown did their part to feed their fellow classmates on Monday.

The students grew their very own fresh greens using the school's new hydroponic farm. The students measured the pH balance of the water to make sure there was enough nutrients.

It's all part of an effort to feed students in the district healthier options while also teaching them how to grow their own food.

"I think seeing it grow makes [the students] excited about it and I think that they learn that you don't have to have a little patch of land to grow. Even if you have a little countertop and some water and some space, you can do that," said YCSD Food Service Director, Tascin Brooks.

The students were able to grow two different types of lettuce within a four-to-six-week period and they plan on continuing that process throughout the school year.