Orchard Knob Elementary Aquaponics
Orchard Knob Elementary was awarded a $1,500 dollar grant from the Junior League of Chattanooga to put together a food production system using Aquaponics.
The school contacted HATponics to install the system.
HATponics is based in Rossville, Georgia and Chattanooga, Tennessee.
According to the HATponics website, Aquaponics is the combination of hydroponics and aquaculture.
Fish and vegetables are raised together in a closed-loop system that is its own self contained ecosystem.
At Orchard Knob, the students are growing strawberries and tomatoes, and raising fish at the same time.
This project is teaching the students where their food comes from, and it’s teaching them how plants, fish, and water are all connected to help us survive.