Excerpt: "The grant was for the environmental education,” Conden said. “We figure what’s a better way to teach people environmental education than through aquaponics?”
"The program is divided into several stages, but it includes teaching seminars on gardening and sub-granting to aquaponics STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs in local school districts. The college has already partnered with the Roosevelt School District.
"“We are truly excited to have this unique opportunity to partner with the U.S. EPA on developing a Center for Urban Agriculture Program at Mesa Community College,” said Shouan Pan, MCC’s president, in a press release. “This model program promises to promote environmental education and advance a growing industry.”
MCC is also looking for volunteers to help run the organic farm that will be established."