The end of the aquaculture project….

Todd Tayloe of Carroll High School had grand plans for his classroom aquaculture project. He’d raise fish and plants, letting the fish waste fertilize the plants in a sustainable cycle. However, he faced some challenges as things went along, as we’ve documented here, here, here, and here. Here’s his final report:

“Well, there were many ups and downs this year with our aquaponics system,” Tayloe said. “We had a mass loss of fish and then a zero germination of plants. We did make it to the end with some vegetables and some edible fish; however, they were quite small. Next year’s crew will have some knowledge gained from this year to hopefully be more successful next year. With the help of our friends from Corteva, we even got to fry up the fish with some Plenish!”