Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Poop to Food

Our group for the field trip.
Last month we visited The Sage Garden in Jefferson City. It is housed in a geodesic dome and produces food year round. It uses an aquaponics system where the waste from the fish (blue tilapia) provides nutrients for the growing plants. The kids got to feed the fish and each family took home a cucumber grown inside the dome.

Margo leading the tour.
For details about the construction of the dome, please visit their blog. Also, check out The Sage Garden Facebook page.
Part of the aquaponics system.

Thank you, Margo and Charles for teaching us about aquaponics. And thank you for the cucumbers!

--by Evie M.

Cucumbers hanging on the vine.

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