Started as a rebuilding strategy for victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, 100 Gardens has evolved into a multifaceted educational program focused on aquaponics as a platform for experiential learning and a sustainable means of food production for the future. 


To hear the full story of 100 Gardens listen to this informative interview on NPR's Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins.


100 Gardens in the News - PBS (March 2016)

Thank you PBS Charlotte for spotlighting students having a great time learning using aquaponics at South Iredell High School in Troutman, NC! 

Students enjoying their healthy seedlings

BLOG POST: Aquaponics and Farming Education Proving to be Huge Benefit to High School Students

On a normal day in Brandy Starnes’ fourth block class, you can expect to see dedicated students working on projects and completing daily tasks. You can also expect to see an advanced aquaponics system, a thriving greenhouse, pregnant goats, and a donkey named Ollie...Read more
Art Auction at The Elder Gallery (Photo Credit: Drea Photo Artistry)

Art Auction A Huge Success! (Jan 2016)

The December 17th Art auction to support Aquaponics Learning Labs proved to be a moving and productive event. With over 100 people participating in the auction and 150+ in attendance to support Ron Morgan and 100 Gardens the community was able to raise over $34,000 by purchasing Ron's amazing art! Thanks to everyone involved for your ongoing support! More details and images to come!
Art Auction Flyer

IMPORTANT! Art Auction for 100 Gardens' Aquaponics Learning Labs! (December 2015)

100 Gardens founder, Ron Morgan, has been given a cancer diagnosis of 21 weeks to live. A team of friends and volunteers are feverishly working to make his vision for 100 Gardens a reality and to perpetuate his legacy.  Elder Gallery's event on December 17th will feature an auction of Morgan's artwork to raise funds for the next Aquaponics Learning Lab, Aqueous One. You can collect some amazing art and help a worthy cause! For details visit the Elder Gallery website.
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Learn How to Grow Your Own Fresh Fish and Vegetables! Sign Up For the Aquaponics Basics Workshop in January 2016!

Interested in aquaponics?! This one-day hands-on workshop will get you started on your path to growing your own fish and vegetables in the most exciting way...aquaponics!

Learn all the basics of aquaponics from instructor Sam Fleming, Co-Director of 100 Gardens. Sam has constructed aquaponics facilities in a juvenile detention center, 4 high schools, two in Haiti, for exhibitions and tradeshows, and in several backyards. Sam has over ten years of experience in hydroponics and aquaponics, and was the horticulture instructor at Stonewall Jackson Youth Development center in Concord, NC.

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Students lead project to help remedy food issues in Charlotte, NC (Photo Credit: Drea Photo Artistry)

BLOG POST: Students Surmount Huge Odds to Build Aquaponics Garden

This greenhouse in Charlotte, NC looks ordinary from the outside. However, its interior hosts the very future of sustainable agriculture: a state-of-the-art aquaponics system. This cutting-edge community garden represents far more than advances in farming technology. In fact, 100 Garden’s eighth aquaponics system represents the culmination of Myers Park High School students’ dream that took root in the school community and grew into something incredible. This is the Mustang Project....Read more
Myers Park student explaining the aquaponics system to community members. Photo Credit: Drea Photo Artistry

Garden #8 Complete! The New Aquaponics System at Myers Park High School. (September 2015)

On September 11, 2015 the new aquaponics system at Myers Park High School was unveiled to the public. This system includes (4) 450 gallon fish tanks, a vortex filter, desgassing system and 224 square feet of floating raft growing channels. The system can produce up to 400 lbs of live fish per year and up to 200 servings of greens per week.
This project was truly unique in that it was conceived, funded and implemented by a group of students at Myers Park High School in Charlotte, NC. This aquaponics system is one part of "The Mustang Project", an initiative created by students at Myers Park to bring gardens and fresh food into the community and provide experiential learning opportunities for their fellow students. To learn more about the Mustang Project visit the website here.
Haitian community members crowded around the fish tank at the newly completed Aquaponics Training Center in Mahanaim, Haiti

Two Aquaponics Installations in Haiti are Now Complete! (June 2015)

We are proud to announce that our first two aquaponics installations in Haiti are complete! In Mahanaim, the Aquaponics Training Center is up and running, training agronomists in aquaponics as well as testing crops and collecting important data for system optimization. The effort was a collaboration between Johnson C. Smith University, Joseph's Exchange and 100 Gardens. It will serve the greater Haitian community as a learning center for aquaponics and renewable energy, as it is run completely on solar power.


The second installation is at the St. Vincent's School for the Handicapped in Port au Prince, Haiti. This smaller system is now stocked with fish and vegetable seedlings will be stocked in a few short weeks. Students at the school are managing the system and collecting data for water quality, plant and fish growth, yields and other metrics. This experience not only grows food but also provides experiential learning for science, math and technology. For updates visit the 100 Gardens Blog.

Newly Completed Community Garden at CRC

Newly Completed Community Garden at Christ Resurrection Church in Charlotte, NC (June 2015)

A partnership between New Leaf Foundation and 100 Gardens has resulted in the completion of the new community garden at Christ Resurrection Church. The garden consists of 25 raised bed gardens that will provide fresh food for low income families who attend the church. The gardens will be maintained by community volunteers and the young students who attend the after-school  program at CRC. 100 Gardens will also be installing a small aquaponics greenhouse on-site that will introduce the community to aquaponics and also provide STEM learning opportunities to the students in the after-school program. For more information on the New Leaf Foundation click here.

Aquaponics Training Center in Mahanaim, Haiti. Solar system is being installed next then on to plumbing, pumps, aeration etc...

Back in Haiti - Two Projects Underway (April 2015)

100 Gardens back in Haiti to complete the Aquaponics Training Center in Mahanaim and to begin construction of the Pilot Aquaponics Unit at the St. Vincent's School for the Handicapped in Port au Prince. The system at St. Vincent's is a replica of the system designed and built by students at Stonewall Jackson YDC. After completion students from SJYDC and St. Vincent's will compare systems via data sharing in order to optimize performance....follow the 100 Gardens Blog for updates.