Sustainable Food Production Education in the Classroom

By Aquaponics New Zealand Ltd

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Sustainable Food Production Education In The Classroom

Project 2021-01-11 20:02:06 +1300

We want to see Sustainable Food Production Education in every school and every classroom.

The EcoStation uses fish to grow vegetables and herbs in a recirculating soilless ecosystem. We can not only give our young access to healthy greens and herbs but also provide opportunity to enrich the curriculum for students and teachers with an interactive, hands on tool for learning.

The system may be used to demonstrate concepts such as:

- Plant and animal anatomy

- Photosynthesis and respiration

- Living systems

- The Nitrogen Cycle

- The role of bacteria in ecology

- The function of water in ecology

- The science of sustainable agriculture

- Climate change and ecological issues

and many others, all while caring for fish and plants, germinating seeds, and harvesting vegetables.

We have developed a curriculum designed around the Aquaponic Ecostation. Once the EcoStation is assembled and running our NZ Curriculum linked lessons may be implemented over year levels 1 - 12 making it a versatile and comprehensive tool to enrich the science curriculum in schools or at home. ​

The future of sustainable indoor herb gardens. Veges and Herbs at your finger tips and best of all no watering or weeding. Automated with smart technology to ensure success. The EcoStation includes an automated full spectrum grow light suitable for all plants, you can adjust the height to match growth, automatic fan to provide good air flow and protect against mildew, smart chip to remember settings in case of an unplanned power outage. Have your fish and grow at the same time. Add your EcoStation to your kitchen and have fresh, delicious herbs available all year round.

http://www.aquaponicsnz.com/ecostation

Comments

Updates 3

1 week done - you all are making a difference!

22/01/2021 at 8:02 PM

Wow, you guys are amazing thanks!

You know the EcoStation is awesome for lots of reasons. One being our young can learn about roots in the sense of plant biology and metaphorically as roots of who we are or want to become.

Our roots are firmly bedded in whanau, who taught us the value of food, abundance and the enviroment.

We now want the grassroots of our communities, the next generation to learn and make tomorrows world a little better, a little more abundant, and for them to understand, value and protect the environment.

You are part of this and thank you for all your support so far!

Our Vision

To provide sustainable, naturally grown, quality food production systems and produce to all New Zealanders. To provide a solution to sustainable urban community sourced agriculture, reducing pollution, reducing demand and use on fresh water, and promoting sustainable environmentally friendly farming.

EcoStation 5.5 weeks EcoStation week 5.5 1

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Wahoo halfway to our minimum target

16/01/2021 at 9:17 AM

Thanks everyone! Together we are providing an amazing opportunity for schools to enrich the learning experience. Keep updated and in touch.

Don't forget to share this pledgeme page with your community.

    Pledgers 17

    Philip Chapman
    2021-01-25 10:09:15 +1300
    Philip Chapman
    2021-01-25 10:09:01 +1300
    David Mc Carthy
    2021-01-24 01:16:44 +1300
    Michael van Vledder
    2021-01-23 18:36:59 +1300

    "All the best guys! "

    Cearna Mckenzie
    2021-01-23 18:18:33 +1300

    "This is a great initiative, wishing you only the best. "

    Paul McCarthy
    2021-01-22 13:36:22 +1300

    "Name: Patrick & Emilia McCarthy School: Please choose a local school near Tim and Lynn"

    Shane McCarthy
    2021-01-22 13:01:12 +1300
    Colin
    2021-01-21 16:01:51 +1300
    Joe
    2021-01-18 07:29:35 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-01-17 17:24:13 +1300

    "Good luck!! NH"

    Anthony
    2021-01-17 07:39:24 +1300

    "Great idea"

    Tony Chapman
    2021-01-16 19:58:03 +1300
    Clare
    2021-01-16 11:33:30 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-01-16 02:02:15 +1300

    "I fully support the implementation of your training plans and supplying the systems to schools enable our young ones to learn, develop, and grow from such unique knowledge/experiences. I hope others also see the huge benefits that are possible once these becomes more mainstream. Good luck, and keep pushing this forward! "

    Cathy Hemsworth
    2021-01-15 20:24:23 +1300

    "We are thrilled to support this amazing campaign and encourage others to do the same. This is a practical learning tool towards sustainability and feeding families economically. Cathy and David Hemsworth"

    Tim Chapman
    2021-01-15 19:41:49 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-01-15 18:36:47 +1300

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    Sustainable Food Production Education In The Classroom

    Project 2021-01-11 20:02:06 +1300

    We want to see Sustainable Food Production Education in every school and every classroom.

    The EcoStation uses fish to grow vegetables and herbs in a recirculating soilless ecosystem. We can not only give our young access to healthy greens and herbs but also provide opportunity to enrich the curriculum for students and teachers with an interactive, hands on tool for learning.

    The system may be used to demonstrate concepts such as:

    - Plant and animal anatomy

    - Photosynthesis and respiration

    - Living systems

    - The Nitrogen Cycle

    - The role of bacteria in ecology

    - The function of water in ecology

    - The science of sustainable agriculture

    - Climate change and ecological issues

    and many others, all while caring for fish and plants, germinating seeds, and harvesting vegetables.

    We have developed a curriculum designed around the Aquaponic Ecostation. Once the EcoStation is assembled and running our NZ Curriculum linked lessons may be implemented over year levels 1 - 12 making it a versatile and comprehensive tool to enrich the science curriculum in schools or at home. ​

    The future of sustainable indoor herb gardens. Veges and Herbs at your finger tips and best of all no watering or weeding. Automated with smart technology to ensure success. The EcoStation includes an automated full spectrum grow light suitable for all plants, you can adjust the height to match growth, automatic fan to provide good air flow and protect against mildew, smart chip to remember settings in case of an unplanned power outage. Have your fish and grow at the same time. Add your EcoStation to your kitchen and have fresh, delicious herbs available all year round.

    http://www.aquaponicsnz.com/ecostation

    Comments

    1 week done - you all are making a difference!

    22/01/2021 at 8:02 PM

    Wow, you guys are amazing thanks!

    You know the EcoStation is awesome for lots of reasons. One being our young can learn about roots in the sense of plant biology and metaphorically as roots of who we are or want to become.

    Our roots are firmly bedded in whanau, who taught us the value of food, abundance and the enviroment.

    We now want the grassroots of our communities, the next generation to learn and make tomorrows world a little better, a little more abundant, and for them to understand, value and protect the environment.

    You are part of this and thank you for all your support so far!

    Our Vision

    To provide sustainable, naturally grown, quality food production systems and produce to all New Zealanders. To provide a solution to sustainable urban community sourced agriculture, reducing pollution, reducing demand and use on fresh water, and promoting sustainable environmentally friendly farming.

    EcoStation 5.5 weeks EcoStation week 5.5 1

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    Wahoo halfway to our minimum target

    16/01/2021 at 9:17 AM

    Thanks everyone! Together we are providing an amazing opportunity for schools to enrich the learning experience. Keep updated and in touch.

    Don't forget to share this pledgeme page with your community.

      Philip Chapman
      2021-01-25 10:09:15 +1300
      Philip Chapman
      2021-01-25 10:09:01 +1300
      David Mc Carthy
      2021-01-24 01:16:44 +1300
      Michael van Vledder
      2021-01-23 18:36:59 +1300

      "All the best guys! "

      Cearna Mckenzie
      2021-01-23 18:18:33 +1300

      "This is a great initiative, wishing you only the best. "

      Paul McCarthy
      2021-01-22 13:36:22 +1300

      "Name: Patrick & Emilia McCarthy School: Please choose a local school near Tim and Lynn"

      Shane McCarthy
      2021-01-22 13:01:12 +1300
      Colin
      2021-01-21 16:01:51 +1300
      Joe
      2021-01-18 07:29:35 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-01-17 17:24:13 +1300

      "Good luck!! NH"

      Anthony
      2021-01-17 07:39:24 +1300

      "Great idea"

      Tony Chapman
      2021-01-16 19:58:03 +1300
      Clare
      2021-01-16 11:33:30 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-01-16 02:02:15 +1300

      "I fully support the implementation of your training plans and supplying the systems to schools enable our young ones to learn, develop, and grow from such unique knowledge/experiences. I hope others also see the huge benefits that are possible once these becomes more mainstream. Good luck, and keep pushing this forward! "

      Cathy Hemsworth
      2021-01-15 20:24:23 +1300

      "We are thrilled to support this amazing campaign and encourage others to do the same. This is a practical learning tool towards sustainability and feeding families economically. Cathy and David Hemsworth"

      Tim Chapman
      2021-01-15 19:41:49 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-01-15 18:36:47 +1300

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