Metro Farm creates customized aquaponics garden solutions for schools and educational institutions. Our outdoor Aquaponics Garden not only beautify the surrounding environment, it also produces food that can be brought home to cook delicious meals. The Aquaponics Garden is a green sustainable system (developed by Oceansing) that make use of the waste from the fishes to fertilize the crops, while the crops absorb and purify the water to be reused by the fishes. In addition, the Aquaponics Garden uses natural sunlight to sustain the growth required for crops to grow big and healthy.
The Aquaponics Garden is scalable and does not require much space to setup. It provides a refreshing greenery landscape to an otherwise boring concrete landscape in this urban city. The colors from the crops and flowers grown on the Aquaponics Garden help add vibrancy and liven up the moods. Together with the rhythming flow of the fishes in their crystal-clear tanks, it helps to provide a calming therapeutic effect for our stressful lifestyles, as we take a step back to appreciate and understand more about the environment.
The Aquaponics Garden can be used as a learning platform where students build on the aquaponics knowledge and foundation that they have attained in the controlled classroom environment and apply it outdoors. They can then better appreciate and understand the effects of the natural elements such as rain and natural sunlight on the aquaponics garden. They will be able to observe the effects of heavy rain or sunlight on the growth of the plants or fishes and derive the relationship of the natural lifecycles. In addition, the Aquaponics Garden may be subjected to insects and animals of the natural environment such as fungus gnats, frogs or dragonflies that are attracted to the Aquaponics Garden.
Students and parents can also come together to setup and learn about the aquaponics garden. This aquaponics system can also evolve into a mini garden where students, teachers, parents, senior citizens, the neighborhood and even food stall vendors can participate to grow and harvest organic vegetables and fishes. Students can teach what they have learnt on aquaponics farming to their parents. The parents can also become mentors to the school to teach other students. The food grown can be used by the stall vendors to promote organic food and healthy eating.