The seed money allowed us to have a small aquaponoics system which allowed the students to learn and understand how an aquaponic system works, the concept of an eco system and the cycle of plant growing in an aquaponics system. This success enabled the expansion of the aquaponics system to a full system over the summer with 6 grow beds that hold 168 plants each and 4 large fish tanks. All the produce grown is going to be used in a Youth Farm Stand our students are building.
What challenges did or does your project face?
The challenges we face are good since we have been so successful with the program we are experiencing growing pains that are welcomed and making sure the expansion is successful.
How are you working to overcome them?
The team working on the project has grown to help manage the amount of work and manage the project. We are excited about the success and have been able to involved more students in much bigger roles taking ownership of their success.
What did you or your project learn this season that might be useful to others as well?
We have learned the students love to learn and work in the green industry and be able to show how much they have grown and how good the food is when its fresh!