Gippsland Tech School Adopts Hydroponics and Aquaponics as a State First in Victoria!
Urban Green Farms has installed a number of Hydroponic and Aquaponics units into the Gippsland Tech School (Latrobe Valley) where students have access to cutting-edge learning at the Morwell campus.
The Gippsland Tech School is a high-tech learning environment, with innovative education programs linked with local industries aimed at solving problems and delivering real world learning to students.
With a focus on food and fibre, health, new energy and advanced manufacturing, the Gippsland Tech School emphasises the skills needed for the 21st century including vital science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics skills (STEM). It enhances the programs schools provide and helps give students the skills they need for the jobs of the future.
Urban Green Farms offers a range of products including the Aquasprout, Urbipod and Own Grown systems that align to innovative education and learning practices, aimed at delivering a hands on approach to students. These products fit seamlessly into the STEM disciplines. With a specialised course guide supplied by Urban Green Farms full of activities for students to engage with, means teachers can integrate this into the curriculum with ease.
Future focused learning helps students to understand and engage in sustainable and regenerative farming practices, allowing students to grow greens, vegetables and plants without the need for soil! These systems incorporate and demonstrate many of natures natural cycles, including nitrification, biology, fish anatomy, nutrition and high-tech agriculture.
These systems require minimal resource and cost to integrate into the classroom. No soil, no mess, safe and little cleaning required, means it’s perfect for a fast paced learning environment and with minimal time required for upkeep.
For more information on how your school can adopt these learning practices visit www.urbangreenfarms.com.au.