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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

VN-MasonStreetCityFarmRH2PDec0512.jpgNorth Park farmer turns attention to fish

After seven years of quietly cultivating vegetables and raising chickens, Mason Street City Farm operator Angela Moran is ready to take her business to the next level.


Aquaponics best means to increase local food
Food justice has quickly become the latest environmental buzz. “Eat local” campaigns have spread across the nation, seen primarily in the rise in farmers’ markets from 1,755 markets in 1994 to over 7,864 in 2012. However, local alone does not mean...http://whitmanpioneer.com/opinion/2012/12/06/aquaponics-best-means-to-increase-local-food/


Choffin students learn from new aquaponics program

Antwan Anderson, a student at Choffin Career and Technical Center, checks his squash plants that are thriving in beds at the school. The plants are part of the aquaponics program. Aquaponics is the raising of fish and plants in a closed ecosystem.
The first crop has already been harvested from the aqua-ponics lab at Choffin Career and Technical Center in Youngstown.


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