Students will also be comparing aquaponic farming with traditional methods.
Carolyn Houston, a science curriculum specialist at Bolles who has formal training in biology and a masters degree in education, developed GYO's education program and will serve as the lead instructor for program. As an international youth gardening program developed by the University Cooperative Extension Network, the program is designed to engage children in “novel, hands-on group and individual learning experiences that provide a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment, and cultivate the mind.”
Since its founding more than a year ago, education has been a priority at GYO Greens, an aquaponic farm located on Canal Street in Palm Valley. A number of students from nearby Accotink Academy, Bolles School's Ponte Vedra Beach campus and Ocean Palms Elementary have visited for field trips or after-school enrichment programs.
“It's eight modules that the kids have to complete, but in our case we're asking them to complete nine modules, and module No. 9 is aquaponics,” said Fellows. “So we put a nice twist on the program just to make it a little more unique.”
“The planters outside are part of the certification: they will have to do work outside and inside (the greenhouse),” said Fellows. “We will do comparison in between the two systems.”
Now, the farm – which uses a sustainable farming method that combines traditional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals in tanks: in this case, fish) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment – is offering a Junior Master Gardener certification program for children ages 8-12.
The Junior Master Gardener program at GYO Greens is beginning this month, with two sessions offered each month on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Students can join at any point in the program and complete lessons in any order. A $10 donation is requested to cover materials. To register, contact Helga Tan Fellows at [email protected]
GYO GREENS uses a sustainable farming method which combines traditional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals – in our case, fish – in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. All produce is grown naturally using standard organic practices.
Below is a snapshot of what is currently growing on the farm.
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Horrible customer service. Also, after I submitted my order it sent me a ticket number but it never processed
After waiting 3 weeks expecting my seeds. I call and they said it was never processed. After I emailed and cancelled, email from Natasha, emailed back and said, "I am pleased to inform you that you order has been cancelled."
I’m here because when I posted my review on their website they deleted so people here’s what it is.
They charge you a lot of money for tracking but you don’t really track anything. They will send you seeds that are small, white etc and will not germinate, when you asked them to send another to replace or give you the money back they pretty much ignore you or say no. This company doesn’t guarantee their product, mind you this is 2019 seeds are being modified and tested to meet a customer satisfaction etc any real farmer and grower knows this. But not these guys. Go to a place or store that will both guarantee your money and their products. Trust me DO NOT ORDER FROM THEM. CUSTOMER SERVICE IS BAD, THEY ARE GREEDY, SHADY. Once they have your money they don’t care about your complaints or the outcome of what happened.
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