Home to LEAF systems, playground, classroom spaces, and more.
The public can experience a LEAF greenhouse system in person. Pictures and descriptions of its size and how the system works do not make the same impact as seeing a life-sized version in person. Bringing visitors on school properties is not a practical thing to do. So, in this public greenhouse, we are able to give interested parties the full experience of what a LEAF can do.
A classroom provides space for the community to gather and learn about aquaponics and whole array of sustainable living topics, including: tomato and mushroom growing, greenhouse design, composting, and bio-char. Workshops are facilitated by Jon Parr and Sundown Hazen, as well as guest speakers that bring their talent and experience to our community. See when the next workshop is on our calendar page.
Between the classroom and the LEAF system, is a large space we call The Playground. Part shop, part demonstration the space is home to a number of different sized aquaponics systems, including SchoolGrown TAG systems, demonstrations of different aquaponics methods, and various composting systems. Here visitors have a chance to see how aquaponics could fit into their homes, and participants in our Intermediate and Advanced classes get a chance to practice the skills needed to build their own systems.