Saturday, May 26, 2012

Private Jacksonville school opens its own organic fish and produce farm | jacksonville.com

As grand openings go, every thing went swimmingly Tuesday as The Foundation Academy unveiled its Aquaponic Farm, which students hope will hook restaurants and residents on their organic fish and produce.
Self-sustaining with solar power, the working aquaponic farm is the first of its kind in Northeast Florida on a school campus. It is stocked with about 900 channel catfish and about 75 koi, ranging from about 3 to 10 inches long. The fish live and work in separate tanks close to the vegetables and herbs they're helping grow at the arts-based private school, which has about 240 students from kindergarten through 12th grade.
For more information about The Foundation Academy or its solar-powered Aquaponic Farm, go to foundationacademy.com or call (904) 493-7300.