In Cincinnati, Urban Farming Sprouting Up All Over City
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In Cincinnati, Urban Farming Sprouting Up All Over City

Cincinnati is not usually the city that comes to mind when talking about cities where urban farming is on the rise. Yet behind the scenes, Cincinnati is quietly becoming a hotbed of urban farms. In fact, this past June the Cincinnati City Council launched Urban Agriculture Stat. The goal is to expand Cincinnati’s urban farming...

On August 1, 2017August 1, 2017by
Agri-Food Industry is Promising for Youth Job Sector
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Agri-Food Industry is Promising for Youth Job Sector

The Agri-Food industry is one of the brightest industries for prospective youths looking for fulfilling employment and careers. Despite discouraging youth employment prospects globally, the Agri-Food industry is one of the few seeing significant industry and job-growth, especially in the Agtech sector. A bird’s eye view of the of the global environment for the youth...

On July 29, 2017July 29, 2017by
The Mari House is teaching young kids urban farming in suburban setting
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The Mari House is teaching young kids urban farming in suburban setting

In Rawang, the Mari House stands out in its secluded suburban setting, as a bustling hub of urban farm education for young kids. If you were on the look for an urban farm, traveling down the road to the Mari House might have you thinking you were in the wrong place. You’d be passing by mansions...

On July 24, 2017July 24, 2017by
Tarleton State University Turns to Aquaponics for Student Enrollment
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Tarleton State University Turns to Aquaponics for Student Enrollment

Tarleton State University has a new program centered around aquaponics to increase student enrollment. A few years back enrollment in their turf management program began to decline. Dr. Hennen Cummings, a professor at the school, began looking for other programs he could offer within the Wildlife, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Sciences Department to raise enrollment. Dr. Cummings...

On June 28, 2017June 27, 2017by
Weekly Harvest 6/16/2017
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Weekly Harvest 6/16/2017

Happy Friday! We hope you had a great week and are setting up for an even better weekend. This week we were able to finish the move into our offices and finally have a home to work out of. In this week’s harvest, we’ll also discuss big news from the industry, how technology is changing...

On June 16, 2017June 16, 2017by
Weekly Harvest 6/9/2017
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Weekly Harvest 6/9/2017

Happy Friday! We’ve had a whirlwind of a week here at our farm and we’re sure it’s been crazy out there for you too. It’s been a wet and constantly rainy week and there’s only more of that to come this month so make sure your systems and gardens are prepped for the extra water...

On June 9, 2017June 9, 2017by
The Grove School DIY Aquaponics
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The Grove School DIY Aquaponics

Grove School DIY Aquaponics Project Last week the Trifecta Team visited The Grove School in Madison, CT. The Team worked with Kara Gabriel, a High School science teacher at the Grove who discovered aquaponics and knew she had to have it in her classroom. After introducing the idea to the students she reached out to...

On May 18, 2017May 18, 2017by
CREC Academy of Aerospace and Engineering Elementary Aquaponics System
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CREC Academy of Aerospace and Engineering Elementary Aquaponics System

Project Description At the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year, Janice Mooney-Frank learned about an elementary school in her hometown using aquaponics as a teaching aid. Coincidently, Janice was introduced to someone who knew of Trifecta Ecosystems. Janice contacted Trifecta and was delighted to find out Trifecta worked with that same hometown elementary school she...

On April 20, 2017April 25, 2017by
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CREC TRMHS Gets Fish and Plants

“Wait the plants grow in fish poop?” “Yeah”, I said, “Couldn’t have put it more elegantly myself”. It’s always a great moment in the classroom when it dawns on the kids what’s the driver behind any aquaponics systems. As those of us familiar with the Aquaponics Trifecta know, first the fish produce ammonia waste, or...

On March 23, 2017April 6, 2017by
CREC Two Rivers Magnet High School
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CREC Two Rivers Magnet High School

Students at  CREC Two Rivers Magnet High School (CREC TRMHS herein) learn to be a “force for nature” through participation in dynamic and engaging science and engineering courses within their environmental sciences program. Student learning is enriched with a STEM foundation that supports the environmental science themes through classes such as Environmental Forensics, Freshwater Ecology,...

On March 16, 2017March 14, 2017by