High School Programs

Education Through the Lens of Business, Food, and Sustainability.

High School Programs

Aquaponics brings a new level of student and teacher engagement to your school by providing hands-on learning in STEM, sustainability, and nutrition. Our high school programs utilize Entrepreneurship CTE as the anchor classes but also integrate culinary, horticulture/agriculture, and the various math and science classes.

Students who enroll in the Entrepreneurship CTE class(es) get real-world experience in operating a business. Students track inventory, create cropping schedules, work in teams, complete daily standard operating procedures, write invoices, and sell produce directly to restaurants. Through this experience, students develop job skills, work ethic, and communication skills.
A high school partnership with 100 Gardens includes the following services:
Development of the Aquaponics Lab
Professional development for teachers
Standard operating procedures (SOP) for the Aquaponics Lab
Curriculum
Weekly service visits and ongoing teacher mentorship
Remote aquaponics system monitoring
Regular harvesting and distribution of fresh produce and fish
Annual pre/post surveys and evaluations
Volunteer management
Aquaponics Supply Kit (live fish, fish food, seeds, test kits, etc.)
Marketing and promotions
Tickets to 100 Gardens special events
Services can also be customized if your school can handle specific items in-house. For more information on our high school programs, click the link below to download our “Getting Started with 100 Gardens - High School Partnerships” brochure.

How The Funding Works

High school partnerships are unique in that a portion of the funds is provided by CTE and/or the school, and the food sales to restaurants bring revenue back to the program. High school programs have an annual cost of between $22k - $30k not including the cost of the Aquaponics Lab. The standard Aquaponics Lab for high schools costs between $40k - $200k depending on location, any site work that is required before installation, and wether a greenhouse exists or needs to be constructed. Learn more about our Aquaponics Labs

A 100 Gardens partnership provides a one-of-a-kind, STEM-based approach to existing Entrepreneurship CTE classes and the school community. Here is how all parties benefit:

Students receive an immersive experience in entrepreneurship and develop both STEM and career skills.
The school is supported by additional educational and technical support staff from 100 Gardens.
The school, students, and 100 Gardens receive promotion and awareness from the partner restaurants, who place a narrative on their menu describing the program.
Students develop relationships with potential employers via produce sales and other events.
100 Gardens ensures that the Aquaponics Lab is operational during the summer and holiday breaks, ensuring smooth system operation and allowing for potential internships for students.

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100 Gardens

Educating and Engaging Communities Through Aquaponics

RESOURCES

CONTACT

PO Box 221831
Charlotte, NC 28222
Sam Fleming
Executive Director
sam@100gardens.org

100 Gardens

Preparing Our Children For The Future & Saving Our Environment For Them

RESOURCES

CONTACT

PO Box 221831
Charlotte, NC 28222
Sam Fleming
Executive Director
sam@100gardens.org
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