Fort White High School in Florida was recently featured by their local news station, WCJB-TV in Gainesville, because of their unique agriculture curriculum.
FFA members there cultivate Talapia in an aquaponics lab at their school. The fish, in turn, fertilize plants, thus creating an economical and sustainable food system.
11th grader Tiffany Murrow explains it this way:
“You have protein and vegetables all in one space, and you are not using a lot of resources or water so you can produce a lot in a little space. It’s all right here.”
Once they harvest the Tilapia, they donate them to the needy in their community.
The project is funded, in part, by an FFA: Food for All grant awarded to them by National FFA last year. They also receive support from research professors at the University of Florida.
Check out the full story with video on the WCJB-TV website.