BLOG POST: Aquaponics and Farming Education Proving to be Huge Benefit to High School Students
Art Auction A Huge Success! (Jan 2016)
IMPORTANT! Art Auction for 100 Gardens' Aquaponics Learning Labs! (December 2015)
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.
BLOG POST: Students Surmount Huge Odds to Build Aquaponics Garden
Garden #8 Complete! The New Aquaponics System at Myers Park High School. (September 2015)
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 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.
Back in Haiti - Two Projects Underway (April 2015)
SIHS - Haitian Aquaponics Collaborative Videos (March 2015)
The French classes at South Iredell High School, led by Bonnie Estes, have created a series of informational videos to help growers in Haiti get started in aquaponics! To make the videos accessible for a large audience in Haiti the videos are narrated in French, by the students at South Iredell High School.
When 100 Gardens returns to Haiti in late April, we will be taking the videos to all of our partners in Haiti to learn from them and distribute to growers around the island. Upon completion of the first aquaponics facility in Haiti, SIHS students will be in frequent communication with growers and students in Haiti, sharing experiences from each others aquaponics facilities and learning about each others culture. Follow the official website here...