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New Yorkers branch into ‘beyond organic’ urban fish farming

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The Society for Aquaponic Values and Education (SAVE)

By Agence France-Presse
The Raw Story
April 27, 2012

Each week Toole and Pozdeeva teach aquaponics to about 80 children at SAVE’s base at a community center in the south Bronx, one of the most socio-economically disadvantaged neighborhoods in the United States.

During a recent session, the couple got youngsters to help in everything from cleaning fish tanks to planting mint, cabbage, and other greenery.

The children, more familiar with the Bronx’s concrete jungle, were quick to get involved.

“I’m afraid he’s going to come up and bite me,” a small girl giggled as she put her hand into the top of a barrel containing large tilapia.

“Well, he’s afraid you’re going to go down and bite him,” reasoned Toole.

When two boys turned from gardening duties to a mud fight, Pozdeeva calmly stepped in. “Dirt is precious,” she reminded. The boys got back to gardening.

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1 comment

1 grant bradley { 04.29.12 at 10:39 am }

what a cool project, would love to hear more news, from a south african in britain