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Our next stop was Rossville Elementary where an Aquaponics system now runs the entire length of the school cafeteria. Ryan presented the students with a lesson on sustainable growing practices and the importance of caring for our environment and we will return on Monday with plants and fish to make the system operational. The students expressed overwhelming enthusiasm at the idea of being able to watch their food grow in the same room they eat in every day. The clear majority preference of food to grow was strawberries, except for an adamant group of third graders who demanded basil, and one fifth grader who wanted to plant a fig tree.
Tommie Brown Academy received an aquaponics growing system as well as hands on educational experience from Inner City Aquaponics, a sustainable farming organization in Rossville. The installation was on Wednesday and combined aquaculture fish farming with strawberry plants grown hydroponically.
Tommie Brown kindergarten teacher Andria Powers organized the donation of the new system which will be used to engage students ages 4-6 in active learning about plant life cycles and how caring for plants helps the Earth and the important role that sustainable farming practices play.
Students gain edge in life through agriculture WRCB-TV The Rossville school’s STEM aquaponics project, raising fish and agriculture together in one economical and efficient system, attracted Mooneyham and helped him get back on track, finding his…
Ron Finley was home by the pool recently when his thoughts once again turned to dirt. “People need to realize how powerful the transformation of soil can be,” he said, with a hint of evangelism. “We’ve gotten so far away from our food source. It’s been hijacked from us. But if you get soil, plant something in it and water it, you can feed yourself. It’s that simple.”
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Rossville aquaponics farm donates systems to area kindergarteners
When a first-year kindergarten teacher at Tommie Brown Academy in Chattanooga, contacted HATponics to see if she could bring her class to their aquaponic farm for a field trip, they told her they had a better idea: why not bring the aquaponics farm to the class….
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“We don’t really telecommute at Zappos,” Hsieh said. “We want employees to be interacting with each other, building those personal relationships and relationships outside of work as well.” The broader goal isn’t just about the company, it’s about the city. With his $350 million investment in Vegas, Hsieh’s whole idea is to create a city as a startup.
Zappos, the online retailer is starting a free coworking space in its new corporate campus in downtown Las Vegas. The idea is as follows:” WORK WITH STRANGERS, NOT YOUR COLLEAGUES” or “Zappos has more to learn from smart people outside the company than inside it.” That is provocative, but the trend is for everyone to see!!! Check the Free Coworking Map for more companies and coworking spaces that offer free coworking:
“Dream of Mindanao of being independent economically will remain an elusive dream if present Mindanao leaders will always forget to empower the poorest of the poor in Mindanao. This is the reason why armed conflict always flourish in the country’s second biggest island because the mass based are always forgotten” - Beverly Del Valle, urban poor leader in Caraga region.