Innovation Barn

Fueling the Circular Economy

Innovation Barn

The Aquaponics Lab @ Innovation Barn is the “next step” for students in our programs. Student interns seeking to gain more experience in the aquaponics industry will operate this vertical farm and conduct tours to the public. We partner with Mariposa (link here), a Charlotte restaurant, who purchases the leafy greens and supports our educational programs. Purchase the “100 Gardens” salad next time you dine at Mariposa!

The Innovation Barn, located at 932 Seigle Ave. is ground zero for Circular Charlotte, a joint project with the City of Charlotte to transition Charlotte to a circular economy. The Innovation Barn is a combination of entrepreneurial businesses, zero-waste initiatives, and space to convene groups in order to learn more about and implement circular projects. The City of Charlotte owns the building and Envision Charlotte manages, designs, and implements the programming within.
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
Interested in volunteering? We depend on community volunteers to help operate our larger Aquaponics Labs. Contact us to learn more about volunteering.

Funding

K-8 partnerships have an annual cost of between $12k - $19k not including the cost of the Aquaponics Lab. The standard Aquaponics Lab for K-8 schools costs between $8k - $10k depending on location and any site work that is required before installation.

 Learn more about our Aquaponics Labs 


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100 Gardens

Educating and Engaging Communities Through Aquaponics

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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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