Aquaponics Partnership wins United Way Grant

Jul 01, 2014 Comments Off on Aquaponics Partnership wins United Way Grant by

Gulf Coast Trades Center was just awarded a 3 year grant from Montgomery County United Way to collaborate with Healing Hands Ranch to teach students ages 15 to 18 about aquaponics under their Independently Healthy Program (IHP). Leading the effort to build and train over a 1,000 students in the next three years will be Larry Haines, founder of on a small, 2 acre parcel at Healing Hands Ranch. As part of the overall eco-village design previously announced, the 2 acre parcel will be used for food production and as a resource training facility to teach students, homeless men in transition and the community at large the benefits of growing food naturally and without chemicals or pesticides.



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