The HORT 334 (Greenhouse Operations) class conducted a research project on aquaponics and then they created their own aquaponics system. Aquaponics is defined as “the symbiotic cultivation of plants and aquatic animals in a recirculating environment” [by Portable Farms http://www.portablefarms.com/howto_start.htm]. Below you can see the plants and the group involved. All they need to do now is add fish to the habitat beneath the roots in the water. Looks great guys!
Our aim for the Department of Horticulture at Brigham Young University-Idaho is to nurture understanding of both the art and science of Horticulture. Students learn experimentally in the classroom, laboratory, greenhouse, and ten acre Thomas E. Ricks demonstration garden as they pursue an Associates or Bachelors Degree. Using the medium of plants, students develop habits of hard work, enlightened minds, and healthy living that assist in gainful employment opportunitues.