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Our AQUAPONS beta-testers sat down this week to talk with the AQUAPONS site developers about why they got involved with aquaponics. Here’s some of what they had to say:
“For so long, I was in the business of death. Now, I’m interested in the truth, in life, which is nature, which is growing your own food. It is therapeutic to grow from seed and to feed my family.”
“The light bulb just went off in my head as to how awesome it would be for me to grow our food at home.”
“The drought last year emphasized the effects of climate change and food security. You need to be able to produce what you need–for life, for survival. I’m all in.”
“One of the most important skills you can have is to know how to document your progress and show your work in anything you do. If we all know how to do that, we can stand on the shoulders of giants. We can collaboratively work off of each other.”
In other news, Sweet Water Foundation staff visited the aquaponics lab at CCA to work with our student beta testers there. A group from Haiti also toured our Chicago site this week.