We've been working with our Hannah and Friends partners almost weekly in the past month - Lauren, Chris, and Jan have worked with residents and day program participants to teach some of the important features of aquaponics. What makes a system work in harmony, how to test the water chemistry, fish biology, and the basics of plants have been the topics of the day at Hannah and Friends!
"It's been great being part of the building of our first aquaponics greenhouse! There was lots of teamwork involved, many hours of hard work, and determination to see it finished. We had to be very precise in our measurements and we had to go over all our instruction manuals carefully to make sure we had everything right. It's been rewarding to get the greenhouse up, and it will be even more rewarding when everything is in place and starts operating. We're all looking forward to putting the finishing touches on the system so we can start growing our plants and fish. A big thanks to Wes Ward, who manages the grounds at Hannah and Friends, for all his help, patience, expertise, and trouble-shooting as we put the greenhouse together. I put this slideshow together so you can see our progress and steps to complete the greenhouse - hope you enjoy it!"
Green Bridge Growers is a social enterprise created to put to work the many gifts and skills of young adults with autism. Our founders, Chris and Jan, are building an exciting venture that grows fresh local food and grows great jobs for autistic adults. We invite you to learn about us and follow our work!