BRICK-Students in Mr. Schiable’s class at Brick Memorial High School are learning all about sustainable food sources through aquaponics. Schiable’s class harvested their first catch of tilapia this week that were grown in his aquaponics system. That fish was filleted and sent down to the culinary department where Mr. Libriani’s class turned the fillets into lunch.
Aquaponics has its roots in ancient farming but is making a comeback in today’s eco-sensitive world.
Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (the soil-less growing of plants) that grows fish and plants together in one integrated system. HYDROPONICS is a method of growing plants without using soil (i.e., soil-less), according to the aquaponics source.