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Aquaponics Cancelled

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When Jun 14, 2017
from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where Back room
Contact Phone 28-2080
Attendees Adults and students welcome.
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Megan Recher will be at Hartley Public Library at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, to talk about her year-long experiment in growing plants without soil. Megan has had success with growing tomato plants in water that contain goldfish. The goldfish produce ammonia to balance out the water’s chemicals. Currently she is in the process of growing tomatoes, cilantro, mint, and spinach in water with the help of minnows. Her interest began when she decided to become part of the Purple Plow Challenge which encourages students to come up with ways to solve a defined problem related to food, hunger, and sustainability. This project became part of her H-M-S eighth grade science project. Megan, who lives on acreage outside of Hartley, has future plans to pursue agricultural engineering and continue her studies. Adults and students alike are invited to visit the library on June 14 and learn about this unique new way of growing food to combat hunger.
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