Curriculum

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Our curriculum is a collaboration between experienced educators and the 100 Gardens team. Our systems also include our Standard Operating Procedures to guide successful operation.

K-5 Programs

We have 5 lessons for each grade K-5. All five lessons are designed to be taught together as a one week module and each module is aligned with an Essential Standard for Science.

6-8 Grade Programs

2 or 4 week program
Developed in partnership with the Kenan Fellows Program at North Carolina State University, this open-source curriculum can be used within the school year, after-school, or as a summer program. Students development of innovative blog posts, experience creating different nutritious recipes and foods to try at home, develop knowledge of growing and maintaining an aquaponics system, produce and perform an engaging speech through a mock “Ted Talk.” Students receive a certificate of completion.

High School

Earth and Environmental Science Lesson Plans
We have (3) 2-day lab activities for Earth and Environmental Science, each lab aligns with an Essential Standard.

Day 1: Lesson focused on vocabulary and a Case Study to drive scientific comprehension.
Day 2: Lab/ Experiment in the Greenhouse. This is a worksheet-based lab report (Honors/ AP can differentiate by following up with a full lab report activity). Additional differentiation can be made for ELS, EC, and OCS students.

High School

Course for Entrepreneurship CTE
Students who enroll in the Entrepreneurship CTE class(es) get real-world experience in operating a business. The Aquaponics Lab grows both fish and vegetables in a sustainable way. The fish provide fertilizer for the vegetables through their waste, and the vegetables remove excess nutrients from the water, making it safer for the fish.

In addition to learning the science required to operate an aquaponics system, students also 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. Beyond Entrepreneurship CTE, the Aquaponics Lab can be utilized by various other CTE classes such as Culinary CTE and Horticulture CTE.

A Multi-Faceted Approach For Developing Entrepreneurship Skills

Aquaponics Training Course

Our 10 module Aquaponics Training Course offers a practical and easy-to-understand approach to learning how to operate an aquaponics facility. Training starts in the greenhouse and is reinforced in the classroom. Students complete the course after they have passed the assessments on all 10 modules and have completed 100 hours of greenhouse operations.

A 100 Gardens partnership provides a one-of-a-kind, STEM-based approach to existing Marketing 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

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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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