The semester is over, and we are preparing for departure! Unfortunately, due to the Swine Flu, we will not be traveling to Baja, Mexico, as originally planned. Two weeks ago, we started developing a contingency plan to Lima, Peru, and today, that has become our reality. Anni and Kat leave June 5, and Wade will join them on June 13. In Lima, we will be surveying our target market, building a prototype system, researching the supply chain, and networking with universities, micro-finance institutions, and government officials. Our goal is to come back from Lima with all the information we need to make Organic Oasis a go!
In the meantime - we have been busy here in Fort Collins finishing up the semester, sending our business plan off to competitions, and building an aquaponics system! Not only did we come in 2nd place in a GSSE competition, we were also selected as one of 20 finalists to the CU Denver competition. Not to mention our system is running like a charm!
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- Aquaponics in Lima
- Kat, Anni, and Tim are graduate students getting their MSBA in Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise at Colorado State University. They will be constructing aquaponic systems in Lima, Peru to test the feasibility of such systems to feed malnourished communities in arid cities. They plan to show that aquaponics can provide fresh, organic vegetables to an area where they are otherwise untenable, while at the same time introducing a sustainable supply of fish. Please subscribe to this blog to find out more about them and their work!