School Project

by Bob on February 20, 2014

Aquaponics Project

One of the High School student I taught Aquaponics to, built a one barrel system and grew plants. Because she did the project during the late fall and winter they grew indoors. No pollination of course but lots of greens!

Hi Bob,

Suuin had great feedback from her project, everyone is very impressed and she educated quite a lot of parents and students who visited her booth.

Here’s a picture of her stand.

Thank you again for your mentoring


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