Alternative Gardening

  • Location
    Midway, Georgia
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The Problem

This project will help stimulate an interest in biology and botany, and teach children how to grow amazing plants. The supplies we are requesting will be used to build an aquaponics and hydroponic system where students will learn how to grow vegetables and raise fish, a system they can also do at home and in the community. It is our hope that this project will raise awareness and increase student engagement while they learn as they grow food. Children develop a passion for learning when they can participate in a hands-on project.

Our Plan

This hydroponic garden would be a conspicuous center for learning and studying certain plants. Students will have the opportunity to observe the daily growth and consume the products. Students will be engaged from platform construction, planting of materials, nurturing of growth, and harvesting the product. Food preparation and distribution will be included. This project will provide a foundation for a lifelong learning experience with the intent to inspire a healthy diet and teach the benefits of environmental sustainability. Hydroponics and Aquaponics is truly the future of farming and our students are ready to be students of this next generation of farming.

Themes Addressed

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    Community Enhancement

The Benefit

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