Executive Leadership Roundtable Class of 2018-2019
is proud to present the
Ribbon Cutting of their Aquaponics Garden
Friday, March 17
What is an Aquaponics Garden?
A highly sustainable method of producing greens and protein by filtering nutrient-rich pond water through raised garden beds. Beneficial nitrifying bacteria in the beds convert the water into fertilizer for the plants to absorb. The plants and bacteria clean the water making happy fish and healthy food. https://youtu.be/4HuRM5ygwZw
This year's ELR Class choose to fund and install a highly sustainable Aquaponics Garden
at Orange Grove High School (OGHS). the class worked with the high school's Principal Kenny Torres, and Corona-Norco Unified School District to install the garden at the high-risk alternative high school with the intention to help feed students with fresh fruits, vegetables, and fish from the garden.
This garden is the first of its kind in our County!
The garden, once established (about 2 months), will yield about 150 pounds of produce and about 800 fish on an annual basis. The students will be able to take home the produce and fish to eat with their families.
Please join us for their Community Project Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to reveal the newly built garden and learn more about this exciting and innovative addition to our community.
Click here to donate to the project.