Image credit: Michael Coghlan (Flickr)
Image credit: Michael Coghlan (Flickr)
December 1, 2014 Aquaponics No Comments

The federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana has been teaching its inmates how to raise fish and plants with their own aquaponics system.

Not only is this a great educational project, but this practice also saves the taxpayer money, as the inmates are growing their own food!

We would also bet that this new found purpose means they are some of the best behaved prisoners in the states.

Their aquaponics teacher says:

The camp inmates are very courteous and very engaged students. They are cooperative and listen to ideas and proposals. They soak up information like sponges.

Read more here.

What we would like to see next:

Schools growing their own produce for healthy school meals (whilst also teaching the children about aquaponics and the numerous benefits and the importance of sustainable farming.

Hospitals. Hospital food has a reputation almost as bad as school dinners. But most hospitals have big, unused roofs, so wouldn’t it be great to have aquaponic farms providing the hospital meals?

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Pippa Woodhead
Written by Pippa Woodhead
Being a health-nut, London born Pippa has struggled to adjust to the lack of availability of lettuce and kale since re-locating to India. Previously naive to the extent of the worlds food struggles, she has now become obsessed with sustainability in food production and especially in India where it needs it the most (plus she’s also hoping to get her hands on some kale any day now). When she’s not writing for Aquaponics in India, she is usually found with her head in a book or in the kitchen experimenting with new vegetarian recipes.