Chicago Botanic Garden Launches Aquaponics Education Opportunity
As part of its newly opened Farm on Ogden, the Chicago Botanic Garden recently announced the launch of the 52,000-gallon aquaponics production system, which will bring 2,500 heads of local and sustainably grown lettuce to the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago every week. The Farm on Ogden serves as a central hub for Windy City Harvest, the Chicago Botanic Garden’s urban agriculture education and jobs-training initiative. The 20,000-square-foot, multi-use facility is one of the first of its kind in the nation.
In coordination with the aquaponics production system launch, the Farm on Ogden is offering a three-day intensive education opportunity for aquaponics professionals, job seekers and educators interested in learning how to grow food more sustainably in cold weather environments.
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