SEA Change is proud to introduce YYC Metro Growers!
They are a strategic alliance of Urban/SPIN farmers and entrepreneurial food growers in Calgary sharing knowledge & working together to build an infrastructure so all can thrive.
Follow this link to get to know the members of the alliance: http://seachangecalgary.ca/tag/yycmetrogrowers/
LIKE them on Facebook: yyc.metro.growers
FOLLOW them on Twitter: @yycmetrogrowers
EMAIL them at: email@example.com with yycmetrogrowers in the subject line and we will put you in touch :)
SEA Change is proud to support this “growing” form of social entrepreneurship because they are directly addressing two of our society’s most pressing challenges, food security and health.
Meet Aquaponics Collective!
As per Wikipedia, Aquaponics /ˈækwəˈpɒnɨks/ is a sustainable food production system that combines a traditional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. In the aquaculture, effluents accumulate in the water, increasing toxicity for the fish. This water is led to a hydroponic system where the by-products from the aquaculture are filtered out by the plants as vital nutrients, after which the cleansed water is recirculated back to the animals. The term aquaponicsis a portmanteau of the terms aquaculture and hydroponic.
In other words, Kelsey will be raising fish :)
Learn more about this exciting budding social enterprise at: http://www.facebook.com/groups/464502770232778/