Organic Farm, D.E.A.P., and Aquaponics Tours
Time: 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM & 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Departs from the Library Lobby
Join us for a tour of Evergreen's Organic Farm, D.E.A.P., and the Aquaponics system. We will be giving tours of Demeter's Garden; TESC's student managed permaculture demonstration site on the Organic Farm. We will also be discussing current student, staff, and faculty engagement and the products that have arisen from these collaborations. In addition to that we'll tour the Aquaponics system. Aquaponics is the combination of hydroponics and aquaculture; where what is normally considered fish "waste" is used as natural fertilizer for the plants. Participants will get an in depth tour of the system; including system layout, plants, fish and vertical lift system as well as a basic introduction into the workings of Aquaponics.
Jessica Schilke '14: Jessica has been a Co-Coordinator of Developing Ecologically Aware Practices (D.E.A.P.) since 2011. She was also a CoCoordinator of the Permaculture Design Course offered at Evergreen this year. Jessica helped lead the Demeter's Garden (student garden at Evergreen) Master Plan for 2011-12. She is currently in charge of the Aquaponics, her project is a 2200 gallon deep water culture and vertical
growing system which includes both plants and fish and continuously recycles water and nutrients in a closed loop.
Nicholas Wooten '14: Nicholas has been a Co-Coordinator for Developing Ecologically Aware Practices (D.E.A.P.) since 2011. He was also a CoCoordinator of the Permaculture Design Course offered at Evergreen this year. Nicholas helped lead the Demeter's Garden (student garden at Evergreen) Master Plan for 2011-12 and is the creator of the Permaculture Pilot Program at Evergreen. He previously worked in conservation, habitat restoration, and disaster relief where he became a first responder and deployed with his team to 4 major natural disasters; including major floods, tornadoes and hurricane.
Corrina Yu '13: Corrina is in her senior year at Evergreen. After starting her studies at Tacoma Community College she found Evergreen and fell in love. In her time here she has studied everything from Early Childhood Development to Nature Based Learning & Education. Recently she landed an internship position as the lead coordinator for G.R.u.B.'s Young Roots pilot program. This Summer she'll be hosting gardening workshops for kids in the local community at Evergreen's community garden.
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