Students at the INMED Opportunity Center in Sterling, VA check out their new indoor aquaponics system. They will soon plant and cultivate the seeds that they will transfer to the tiered planters. The fish they select for the tub will keep their plants well fertilized until it’s harvest time. Follow their progress on the Opportunity Center web site, Pinterest and www.inmed.org.
INMED’s Opportunity Center just received four vertical planters for our indoor aquaponics project! Donated by Loudoun County Health Department Director Dr. David Goodfriend, the aquaponics project will be used as a teaching tool for INMED’s after-school program. They will learn about health, nutrition, sanitation, and maybe even entrepreneurship. This micro-system is modeled after INMED’s highly successful large-scale aquaponics programs it has developed in Jamaica, South Africa and Peru. Watch our progress on www.opportunitycenter.us, www.inmed.org and www.pinterest.com/inmedchildren/aquaponics/.
Only one more week until INMED’s Opportunity Center after-school program opens for the Fall term. Our incredible staff has been working overtime to get ready for another action-packed year to help our students succeed in school. We can’t wait to get started. To register for this program and others at the Opportunity Center, visit www.opportunitycenter.us.