Sustainable Living

From buildings powered by solar and wind energy to compost-eating pigs to vans that run on biodiesel to systems that capture rain water … we’re learn how to live well in a place from some folks who are already livin’ the Sustainability Dream.

 

Aquaponics

Island School boasts an impressive aquaponics system.  What is aquaponics?  It’s a combination of hydroponics (growing plants in water) and aquaculture (raising fish for consumption).  The nutrient-rich water from the tilapia tanks pictured below …

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… is fed to the vegetable beds where lettuce and herbs are grown.
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