for Education & Community
Over the past 20 years, school and community gardens have become a staple of the urban landscape. Garden based learning offers educators the opportunity to enrich basic educational programs. We offer systems for non-profits and educational institutions that allow a chance to participate actively in innovative farming techniques. Whether you want to demonstrate to your community organization or school sustainable practices for the green economy or offer an educational curriculum which engages students, we are wiling to work with you to create the perfect solution.
Bring to your community or educational organization a farming system in order to encourage and demonstrate the viability of sustainable farming methods.
Improve agricultural literacy and prepare youth for green jobs by having your whole community actively engaged and interested in learning about the value of farming. We offer educational curriculums for all ages on operating and managing aquaponics, hydroponics, and aeroponic technologies.
A sustainable food system allows the educator to integrate various subjects into a curriculum, as well involve family members, staff, and community members. .
A community farming system will encourage healthy food consumption and proper nourishment.
The Mary Queen of Vietnam Community Development Corporation is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the unique diversity and improving the quality of life of residents in the Greater New Orleans area, beginning in New Orleans East. Together with community partners, their work encompasses health care, environmental and agricultural concerns, education, housing, social services, economic development and culture and the arts. MQVN CDC is exploring aquaponics as a sustainable agricultural and aquaculture alternative that can provide community members the opportunity to combine gardening with household fish farming. Aquaponics technology offers an opportunity for the community to transition towards safer, more environmentally and economically sustainable seafood production, and is a viable alternative to fishing wild stocks. (Credit MQVN)
Aquaponics being taught in Vietnamese community, The Louisiana Weekly, 12/19/11