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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!


Busy as Bees!

Well - Anni and Kat made it out of the Amazon (after making friends with the local Shaman, Don Ramon, an Achual Indian), and Wade made it off the mountain (after biking above 10,000 ft all day)! And as our team tends to do, we hit the ground running.

Yesterday, we prepared for our marathon meetings today, starting with a workshop for a group of teachers from a poor community outside Lima who came to learn about our system and provide us with some valuable market research about their town. They loved the system, and we had a great time getting to know them!

After that, Anni and Kat went to another meeting with Prisma, and came to agreement to move forward with the project supporting the tuberculosis patients! In the next few months we hope to get another system up and running with them. Wade has been working on the system at the school, and putting together numbers for a meeting with an Urban Agriculture NGO tomorrow. As tired as we all are, progress still feels pretty good!