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Georgia Southern Center for Sustainability to Host Sustainable Agriculture Field Trip

GEORGIA SOUTHERN CENTER FOR SUSTAINABILITY TO HOST SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE FIELD TRIP

 

Friday October 30th departing at 8:30 AM and returning by 3 PM

 

Statesboro, GA (October 20, 2015) – Georgia Southern’s Center for Sustainability is offering a sustainable agriculture field trip on Friday October 30, 2015 to both Fisheads (Aquaponic Lettuce) and Walker Organic Farms. Participants of the trip will get a firsthand look into local sustainable agriculture and the opportunity to learn about these delicious, chemical free food alternatives.

Located in Sardis, GA, Fisheads uses its 3,500 sqft. solar designed greenhouse to grow organic lettuce and fish in the same aquaponic system. This closed loop system provides natural fertilizer for the lettuce and clean water for the fish. Walker Organic Farms, occupies 125 acres in Sylvania, Georgia, and produces a variety of tasty vegetables and organic seed crops with no synthetic fertilizer or pesticides. Both are excellent examples of the sustainable food movement in our region.

The trip will depart at 8:30 AM from the Biological Sciences parking lot and returns by 3 PM. Transportation will be provided but participants are asked to bring their own lunch. Seating is limited, so register soon by visiting http://academics.georgiasouthern.edu/sustainability/. For more information, contact the Center for Sustainability at cfs@georgiasouthern.edu or 912-478-5895. This trip is made possible by Student Sustainability Fees.

 

 

WHAT:             Center for Sustainability, Sustainable Agriculture field trip

 

WHEN:            8:30 AM- 3 PM, Friday October 30, 2015: meet at the Biological Sciences Parking Lot

 

WHERE:          Field trip to Fisheads (Aquaponic Lettuce) and Walker Organic Farms

 

CONTACT:      cfs@georgiasouthern.edu or 912-478-5895

 

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CENTER FOR SUSTAINABILITY (CfS) • P.O. Box 8042-1 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5895