Proposal Date

1-8-2016 12:00 AM

Document Type

Grant Reports

Project Summary

Georgia Southern Aquaponics: Sustainable Food Production on Campus

Dr. Subhrajit Saha, Amber Monroe, Ryan M. Day, Dept. of Biology ($21,132)

Food is one of the key focal areas of campus sustainability initiatives and this project studied an aquaponics system and trained Georgia Southern University students on sustainable food production at their residences. Aquaponics is a sustainable and alternative form of agriculture, where aquatic fauna and crops are grown together in a mutually beneficial way. This project also produced four different types of crops, a leafy vegetable (Lettuce), a fruit-bearing vegetable (Tomato), a fruit (Strawberry) and an herb (Mint) with crayfish as aquatic species. Using the aquaponics study as demonstration resources, Georgia Southern University students were trained on developing miniature aquaponics systems to grow food at their dorms, apartments or houses.

Unit or Academic Department

Department of Biology

Amount Granted

$21,132.00

Amount Spent

$10,137.38

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Georgia Southern Aquaponics: Sustainable Food Production on Campus

Georgia Southern Aquaponics: Sustainable Food Production on Campus

Dr. Subhrajit Saha, Amber Monroe, Ryan M. Day, Dept. of Biology ($21,132)

Food is one of the key focal areas of campus sustainability initiatives and this project studied an aquaponics system and trained Georgia Southern University students on sustainable food production at their residences. Aquaponics is a sustainable and alternative form of agriculture, where aquatic fauna and crops are grown together in a mutually beneficial way. This project also produced four different types of crops, a leafy vegetable (Lettuce), a fruit-bearing vegetable (Tomato), a fruit (Strawberry) and an herb (Mint) with crayfish as aquatic species. Using the aquaponics study as demonstration resources, Georgia Southern University students were trained on developing miniature aquaponics systems to grow food at their dorms, apartments or houses.