Aquaponics Solution to Climate Change

by Perkin Educational Opportunities Foundation, Inc.
Aquaponics Solution to Climate Change
Aquaponics Solution to Climate Change
Aquaponics Solution to Climate Change
Aquaponics Solution to Climate Change
Aquaponics Solution to Climate Change
Aquaponics Solution to Climate Change
Aquaponics Solution to Climate Change
Aquaponics Solution to Climate Change
Aquaponics Solution to Climate Change
Aquaponics Solution to Climate Change
Aquaponics Solution to Climate Change
Aquaponics Solution to Climate Change
Aquaponics Solution to Climate Change
Aquaponics Solution to Climate Change
Aquaponics Solution to Climate Change
Aquaponics Solution to Climate Change
Aquaponics Solution to Climate Change
Aquaponics Solution to Climate Change
Aquaponics Solution to Climate Change
Aquaponics Solution to Climate Change
Aquaponics Solution to Climate Change
Aquaponics Solution to Climate Change

Project Report | Jun 1, 2016
Problem solving and Working the options.

By Ron Brenneman | Project leader

Emptying the system for disinfection.
Emptying the system for disinfection.

Climate change has brought on an onslaught on unforeseen problems for food production. We assumed the major problem to be water supply, one that could easily be solved with the construction of a greenhouse, and with the fishpond as the water supply.

Our original project ran perfectly for 8 months. Then, due erratic weather, the insect population exploded and surpassed our normal security procedures. They came both airborne and through the open air water supply. Before we could react with identification of the problem, we had a serious infection throughout the greenhouse.

This is school however, the place where problems should occur and where solutions may be developed. In that manner, projects proposed out in the "real world" have been tried, tested and proven.

We have disinfected the aquaponics greenhouse and started operations once again. The learning curve means reducing some plants of the cabbage family and surprisingly leaving the mint all together outside. The water supply now is a closed circuit which reduces PH changes and conductivity during rainstorms.

These lessons will be applied to two new aquaponics projects in the works, one of which is a first of its kind, planned, designed and managed by a cooperative made up of students.

We appreciate your continued support to this creative learning tool, a new way to educate. Please invite your friends to join in, as well. Thank you.

Mint was doing great, but became a white fly host.
Mint was doing great, but became a white fly host.
Cabbage family, fantastic growth but a bug host.
Cabbage family, fantastic growth but a bug host.
Hot peppers. Resistant to everything, a keeper.
Hot peppers. Resistant to everything, a keeper.
Replanted, a new beginning!
Replanted, a new beginning!
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Mar 2, 2016
Branching out in Aquaponics

By Ron Brenneman | Project leader

Dec 2, 2015
Much more than a traditional "School Project."

By Ron Brenneman | Project leader

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Perkin Educational Opportunities Foundation, Inc.

Location: Greenwood, DE - USA
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Project Leader:
Ronald Brenneman
Lancaster , Pa. United States

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