Andre Armantrout sent
us this wonderful update from a Homesteading Education Month event featuring
aquaculture at Snowy Pine Ridge, outside Spokane, Wash.
Our MOTHER EARTH NEWS Homesteading Education Month open
house for the Snowy Pines Ridge aquaponics greenhouse went really well.We
opened our greenhouse doors for five hours to allow people to come and go when
it was convenient for them.We had people showing up before I even had a chance
to set out the homemade pies.
We have only been here for a year, but were encouraged when
we still had around 20 people attend the event. Many were Master Gardeners from
the local area, who were curious about aquaculture. We answered questions as
best as we could, and encouraged them to give aquaponics a try. I think next
spring we'll see more aquaponic greenhouses go up in this area.
Photo by Andre