Growing Beyond Earth

A local NASA program for kids

One aspect of living in space no one seems to be talking about is one of the largest problems a foodie like me could ever imagine—what would we eat?

A human can only stand so many dehydrated or freeze-dried foods before they start to forget what taste and flavor are, and that’s exacerbated by the fact that it’s harder to taste things in space. Thanks, circulatory system restricted by gravity.

Sponsored by the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden and locally spearheaded by Jen Jones, our NASA Solar System Ambassador, the Growing Beyond Earth program has come to Northern Utah and is wholly invested with botanical research to be used aboard future missions in space. Students 6th–12th grade from all over are welcome to join in for these two-stage botanical experiments in ISS simulated conditions. The program is held at the Clearfield Branch Library, but keep in mind the spaces fill up quickly. Keep an eye on the Clearfield Library website at for more information on upcoming programs as they are released. To learn more about the Grow Beyond Earth program visit


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