Community Health, Youth Voices
Environmental Studies teachers and students from California State University, Sacramento, are sharing their aquaponics program with the local community. Aquaponics combines aquaculture — in which aquatic organisms produce waste that becomes nutrients for plants — and hydroponics, where soil is replaced by water in plant growth. The program is a teaching tool to demonstrate principles of sustainability, wherein waste management and production are linked with energy and water conservation. “Some of our systems are designed to use only as much water as the plants require. So it’s really energy and water conserving.” Read more on Access Sacramento.