Students at Kempton Park primary school in Johannesburg, South Africa celebrated the first harvest from their INMED aquaponics garden last week. The aquaponics system was installed in partnership with Air Products South Africa last September. The children planted seedlings and have been tending the crops and fish as part of their school curriculum. The harvest yielded an abundant harvest of tomatoes, green beans and green chili peppers in just 9 weeks—3 weeks faster than traditional cultivation. The produce is supplementing the school’s meals program.
“We are all so very happy with the progress of the system at the school and the intense interest the students and teachers are taking,” said INMED South Africa Operations Manager Janet Ogilvie. Learn more at https://inmed.org/aquaponics.
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