Make water work: Pair aquaponics produce with education
We partnered with a student group interested in aquaponics to build a recirculating fish tank and lettuce-growing operation in our Oval Dining Center. The large tanks are stocked with tilapia that live in the water and fertilize lettuce growing in the recirculating water under grow lights. We then harvest the lettuce and use it in our operations. The unit is set up in the dining room where customers can see the science in action, learn about the process and enjoy the fresh lettuce that was just picked.