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OBJECTIVES OF PROGRAM Unique Leading edge Create jobs in Northern Ontario Attract students / clients to Northern Ontario Add value to the community Tourism
NUCLEUS AQUAPONICS (Hydroponics + Fish Farm) BRIDGE TO/INTERFACE WITH RELATED OPERATIONS (ie. I.P.M. etc...) BRIDGE TO/INTERFACE WITH EXISTING INDUSTRY/BUSINESS BRIDGE TO/INTERFACE WITH SKILLED TRADES and/or WORK PLACE BRIDGE TO/INTERFACE WITH OTHER PROGRAMS BRIDGE TO/INTERFACE WITH OTHER ACADEMIC INSTITUTUIONS BRIDGE TO/INTERFACE WITH CURRICULUM BRIDGE TO/INTERFACE WITH ALTERNATE ENERGY CONCEPTS BRIDGE TO/INTERFACE WITH POTENTIAL FOR NEW INDUSTRY/BUSINESS BRIDGE TO/INTERFACE WITH ENTREPRENERUSHIP PROGRAM
Alignment Locally grown produce Quality Pesticide free Nutrition Fresh Organic Apprenticeship Sustainable Business Health, Human Care Wellness Culinary Arts Skilled Trades
Unique Techonology Hydroponic Soilless growing of plants Aquaculture Fish farming Aquaponic Synergenitc growth of both.Self sustaining fish and plant ecosystem X XX
Unique Techonology students will be capable of managing a aquaponic operation or starting their own Aquaponic business upon graduation. Theoretical Theoretical and Practical Ability to build a business
Unique Techonology Hydroponic Soilless growing of plants Aquaculture Fish farming Aquaponic Synergetic growth of both. Self sustaining fish and plant ecosystem Insert picture of Leamington from newsletter Picture of fish from MSF PPT Picture from Crop King Nature Fresh Farms in Leamington Ontario 1.5 million cartons of beefsteak tomatoes Sustainable method to supply protein to underprivileged diets
Lettuce Chives Tomatoes Peppers Egg plant Most herbs Other leafy greens PLANTS FISH Tilapia Crappie Lake Trout Carp White Fish Goldfish Koi
Modern day aquaponics is essentially the rebirth of old practices to farm vegetables, herbs and fish in a self contained eco-system. It is an eco-friendly way to naturally produce food for home use or for commercial sales. This scalable farming method is experiencing renewed interest worldwide with many small home growers and large operations employing the process as a means of producing sustainable fish and plant crops.
Locally grown – Located to supply local consumers Local resources – local staffing – 365 day/year Tourism – leading edge growing become a tourist attraction Retail/Wholsale – local consumer and commercial demand for locally grown – high quality produce
Employment New industries Social – fresh product for local consumers and industries (restaurants, hospitals) Humaitarian – low cost fresh produce for food banks Self sustainable employment and high quality fresh produce for marginalize communities
Academic – Exclusive course is a unique attraction for students Economic – Produces high quality product that generates revenue Local industry Facilities support apprenticeship training
Northern Business Development Funding Community Business & Development Centre Course tuition Economic proceeds from production sales Business plan demonstrates profitabilty
100 mile diet Health – quality and origins of food
The first educational institution in Canada offering full Green Industries including Horticulture, Hydroponics, Aquaculture and Aquaponics Strategic and supporting fit with existing courses Northern Ontario economic and social development Self sustainable – students and grants will support program develop and ongoing costs
Integration Unique Technology Employment Creation Community Sustainable Economic Consumer Demand and safety Leading Edge Offering this course is viable and will further position as a leader in Canadian Education and Innovation in Green Technology
Hydroponics is the growing of plants without soil. Plants are grown in a liquid solution consisting of water and the required nutrients of a particular plant or within a system that uses a substrate or growing mix medium (Oasis) in addition to the liquid (water) nutrient flow. Water culture hydroponics system include the nutrient film technique, areoponics and the aeration method.
Aquaculture is the farming of fish. Aquaculture is an industry that encompasses the cultivation of aquatic plants and animals in controlled systems for commercial, recreation or resource management purposes. The most widely accepted definition of Aquaponics is the cultivation on any aquatic (freshwater and marine) species of plant or animal.
AQUAPONICS Aquaponics is the name given to the synergistic combination of aquaculture and hydroponics. The appeal of aquaponics is that in combining the two activities the potential negative aspects in each are dealt with in a viable and sustainable manner. In other words, the sum of the two when combined has greater benefits that the individual activities alone. Leading Edge Benefits Pesticide free – Organic - Sustainable