after a non stop day finally decompressing and starting to center. always seem to wind up as the hours get stranger, only letting go after sensations of fulfillment. generally this means after reaching certain levels of creativity. i think my smart garden based dinner was my most creative moment of the day: salad spring mix from smart aquaponics garden at office baked potato + ketchup (5lb bag for $1.98) can of tuna + paparika ($0.60) dressing (olive oil, balsamic vinegar, toasted sesame seed oil, black pepper) (these in office) [...]
somehow i feel like i have been with holding information. have you ever done something so fun you almost didn’t want to share – well, pretty much like fire cannot be hidden with the naked hand g2g keeps raring her head. guns to garden – g2g is (was) one of our secret projects where we are converting a jrotc rifle shooting range into a commercial smart aquaponics indoor farm. this is as an entrepreneurial component to our ‘one school one garden’ osog program we have been piloting at castlemont high school in east oakland ca. east oakland is a tough place [...]
Aquaponics addresses the moral of the Lorax because it reduces the impacts of pollution and provides a healthy source of food. According to my prior knowledge about aquaponics, Aquaponics uses no soil to grow its food, fishes are the fertilizer and chemicals, such as pesticides are not used. This addresses the moral of the Lorax because food can be grown without unnecessary problems. In connection with Oakland , there is an overabundance of liquor stores and fast food which increases the health problems. Aquaponics pertains to the natural environment made with technology to help keep the environment healthy. According to [...]
Aquaponics Aquaponic systems are an environmental biomimicry and a salvation to starvation. Aquaponic systems consist of three environmental resources, fish, water and plants. Each element relies on the other in order to survive, function, and produce. Fish provide natural food resources for the plants, likewise plants provide a filtered water system and a great habitat for the fish. Aquaponics are a piece of the environment converted into man made designs. which are beneficial to the environment and humanity because aquaponics are a sustainable and healthy. Aquaponics provide free healthy organic food produce. Aquaponics are great !
Three high school seniors met with Eric Maundu from Kijani Grows to get advice on a project for their Senior capstone course with Project Lead the Way. Here is a link to their project.
Radish Observations Our growbed has recently produced a lot radish plants, while the carrots are barely growing. The radishes look to be in the end of their life cycle, the carrot plants are barely producing carrots that are about an inch tall. I observed a radish plant and made these observations: -the total height is 37cm -the leaves are light green -the stems are a lighter green -there is a big root with smaller ones attached to it, all are white -The root fruit is bright red and is hard with a circumference of about 8 cm -stem width is [...]
Aquaponics in Oakland Aquaponics are sophisticated, smart gardens that are very sustainable and provide really healthy food. According to Sylvia Bernstein (from the Aquaponic Source) fish produce waste that microbes and worms convert into fertilizer for the plants, and the plants filter the water that eventually returns back to the fish. This is really eco-friendly because the same water is being used over and over again. No soil is used because the plants roots go straight to the water(source of nutrients). All of this is repeated in a cycle decreasing the amount of resources needed. According to Eric Maundu from [...]
The Aquaponic System in my classroom produced both Radish and Carrots however I had the knowledgeable experience to observe and work with a Radish. During my observations I saw the different traits that a Radish plant contains. Traits such as texture, length, width, and variety of colors. My Radish had a length of one foot four inches and a width of eight inches. my plant contained a variety of five different colors that went from light green to dark green, from red to pink, white, yellow, and brown. a mixture of shades and faded colors.The Radish had leaves that extended [...]
Radish observation In class we were making a description on a plant that we picked from our Aquaponic garden My observation was a radish Stem is hard Leaves not fully grown Some leaves are soft Some leaves are hard Some leaves are prickly Radish is not grown yet Some leaves are smooth Roots are long Roots still had gravel Some leaves were yellowish- brown Stem length 38cm Leaf length 7cm Root length 16cm By Tamara Marie Crittenden Student from Castlemont High School
AQUAPONIC SYSTEM An aquaponic is a process that grows food faster and allows plants to grow closer together also uses fish as a way for the plants to get fertilizer all of this and also saves a lot of water. Aquaponics help people that are tired of all the industrialized food that we eat today. This way people can grow there own food at home and not worry if the food has chemicals or not. Now you don’t have to buy food that you already have at home and that is much more better for you that the one at [...]