South Africa School Sets Stage for Aquaponics Training Curricula

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (October 21, 2019); As South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa calls for schools to explore integrating aquaponics into their curricula to meet a growing demand for practical skills and food security, one school in Ekurhuleni is already proving his point.

At a special press event last Thursday at Laerskool Kempton Park, students and teachers demonstrated how they’re using their aquaponics system to not only provide year-round fresh produce and fish for the school’s meals, but also serve as an innovative teaching tool for core subjects, adaptive agriculture and environmental protection. Teachers also noted that the aquaponics system has been a particularly effective learning environment and behavior therapy tool for their students with special needs who don’t adjust well to traditional classroom settings.… Read the rest...