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Gardeners of the Galaxy Podcast Highlights the Growing Beyond Earth Project

Gardeners of the Galaxy Podcast Highlights the Growing Beyond Earth Project

On December 19, 2022 NASA Science Activation's Growing Beyond Earth® project, led by Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Florida, joined the Gardeners of the Galaxy Podcast to share how students from across the world are helping NASA plant researchers test edible plants to feed astronauts during long-distance space travel.

Dr. Carl Lewis and Amy Padolf shared the history and impact of their classroom-based citizen science project, including how 400 middle schools and high schools actively contribute to NASA plant research.

To learn more about Growing Beyond Earth and how to get involved, visit: www.fairchildgarden.org/gbe

The Growing Beyond Earth project is supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award number 80NSSC222M0125 and is part of NASA’s Science Activation Portfolio. Learn more about how Science Activation connects NASA science experts, real content, and experiences with community leaders to do science in ways that activate minds and promote deeper understanding of our world and beyond: https://science.nasa.gov/learners

This graphic shows the darkness of space and a spattering of countless stars in the background. An astronaut floats from the right toward the center of the image, reaching for the Growing Beyond earth project logo on the left. The logo reads: Growing Beyond Earth, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden and shows a satellite orbiting the Earth above a green leafy plant. The left side of the image shows the name