Ron Morgan, Founder of 100 Gardens Has Passed (May 2016)
“He was a really inspiring guy, sort of Steve Jobs-like in his obsession with his work,” said Sam Fleming, vice-president of 100 Gardens. But unlike Jobs, Fleming said Morgan didn’t have sharp edges. “He really pushed people to take a step further than they knew they had in them, and he did it in the nicest way possible.”
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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 trade shows, 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.
How an Amazing Cafeteria Manager Won The USDA Practices Award For Child Nutrition working with At-Risk Youth in North Carolina (April 2016)
When Janice Wood began working as part of the culinary team at Stonewall Jackson Youth Development Center in Concord, NC this past year, she figured her days would be spent prepping meals for the 100 students. In fact, she never would have guessed that in just a short year, she would earn USDA Best Practice Award for Child Nutrition, nor did she predict that the one acre vegetable garden and aquaponics system implemented by 100 Gardens would play such a significant role in her kitchen. Read more...
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!
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)
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.