Tour our aquaponics vertical farm and learn about growing your own fresh fish and veggies in a symbiotic ecosystem!
Learn about how aquaponics can help protect our coeans, conserve our freshwater resources, and feed a growing population! You will also get a sneak peak at the other circular economy businesses at the Innovation barn! The aquaponics vertical farm includes:
Fully climate-controlled grow room
2,000-gallon “submarine” fish tank that raises tilapia
Vertical growing racks that produce 600 servings of leafy green vegetables weekly.
Cutting edge environmental and water quality technology
Shreds and Shrooms is the ULTIMATE family activity! This immersive 2-hour experience starts with hands-on activites in the 100 Gardens Aquaponics Lab and MUSH! mushroom farm. Then, you will cook ingredients grown on-site at the Innovation Barn to make the fabulous "Philly, Not Really" mushroom "cheesteak" with a fresh side salad. The cooking session is hosted by Nellie Johnston of Growing Thyme Cooking. The meal is vegetarian and can be made vegan upon request.
After cooking, the group will gather in the RePour space to eat while experiencing an interactive presentation about the circular economy and how YOU can make Charlotte become one! After lunch, your food waste goes to the back of the building where Crown Town Compost will show how you can convert it into organic fertilizer!
Your family will leave with full bellies and ready to make the world a more sustainable place!
*this event is reserved for the public. To schedule a corporate group, please contact email@example.com*