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Aquaponics greenhouse opens at Gadsden County High School

Posted: 5:21 PM, Mar 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-03-27 18:06:49Z
Aquaponics greenhouse opens at Gadsden County High School
Aquaponics greenhouse opens at Gadsden County High School

GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Farming the Future and Gadsden County High School hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday morning for their new Aquaponics greenhouse.

Aquaponics is an agricultural method that combines plants and animals in one singular recirculating system.

Farming the Future hopes that by having this type of education available in schools, it will encourage students to take an interest in S.T.E.M related fields.

"We're not just farmers here. Farmers are not just farmers. They're learning that it's just science and they're engineers," said Michele Madison, the director of Farming the Future. "They're sculpting the environment around them. They're learning about what plants need to grow. It's much more than just putting seeds in the ground. "

City Commissioner Curtis Richardson, the S.T.E.M director for Gadsden County Schools, says he hopes this program inspires children to pursue a career in agriculture.