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Aquaponics class hosts urban farmers from Colorado to Kenya

posted Mar 29, 2011, 5:51 PM by JD Sawyer   [ updated Mar 29, 2011, 6:22 PM ]
We want
to thank everyone who attended our recent aquaponics class at the GrowHaus. The class learned about the fundamentals of aquaponics, fish, plant and bacteria health, systems design, maintenance and best practices. We hand fed the trout some worms, walked through putting a basic home system together, tested water quality and learned how to seed and transplant.  The group was very enthusiastic and excited about the possibilities that aquaponics has to offer. We were also thrilled to be joined by a group of urban farmers from Uganda and Kenya who are studying food security and urban farming in the United States through a fellowship with BoldLeaders. Please visit their website to learn more about their mission and work. A special thank you to Ashara Ekundayo for seeing the connection and making it happen. Below is an excerpt from the Bold Leaders website.
" The intention of our collaborations and projects is to invent new reference points and vocabularies for how people work together, while allowing for individual perspective. We think of our programs as laboratories for the development of new ways for people and communities to interact based on alignment rather than agreement."
We hope to continue to see more participants from all over the world in future classes and someday, when our kids are little older, we hope to travel the world and continue to promote awareness by helping provide solutions that improve people's ability to grow and access food as well as take charge of their food security.