SARE Youth Educator Grant for Aquaponics Project

Vince Hucek with Kingdom Prep Lutheran High School in Wauwatosa, WI was awarded a $6,000 Youth Educator grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NCR SARE) Program for the project, “Aquaponics for Hyperlocal Food.”  The project will add an aquaponics system to the school’s project‐based class. Students will learn how aquaponics incorporates many of nature’s cycles, biology, nutrition, and high‐tech agriculture, while the entrepreneurial side of the course will allow students to provide hyperlocal, healthy food for the school cafeteria.

The call for proposals for NCR SARE Youth Educator grants comes out in August.  More information about the grants is available at https://northcentral.sare.org/grants/apply-for-a-grant/youth-educator-grant/.