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G. W. Carver Elementary


In 2013 we held seed starting workshops in G.W. Carvery Elementary School’s underutilized greenhouse, and later transplanted the vegetable, herb, and flower seedlings into a raised bed in the front school yard.  In September 2013, Carverponics received a small grant from VCU and the Carver Area Civic League to build and design an aquaponic system to be used as an intensive and hands-on platform to hold STEM workshops. We completed construction of the aquaponic system in January of 2014 and began hosting workshops with Carver students on a variety of subjects from beneficial insects, to pollination, pest control, nutrition, ecosystems, aquaculture, hydroponics, gardening, and vermiculture. We hosted over 20 workshops, and worked with a total of 20 teachers, over 700 carver students and over 80 college students. The greenhouse is connected to the science classroom and teachers and students would visit it and utilize it on their own. This was often utilized by Kindergarten through Second Grade, special education, and science classes. The Carver students grew and harvested tilapia fish, lettuce, tomatoes, collard greens, rosemary, and other foods.

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G. W. Carver Elementary


In 2013 we held seed starting workshops in G.W. Carvery Elementary School’s underutilized greenhouse, and later transplanted the vegetable, herb, and flower seedlings into a raised bed in the front school yard.  In September 2013, Carverponics received a small grant from VCU and the Carver Area Civic League to build and design an aquaponic system to be used as an intensive and hands-on platform to hold STEM workshops. We completed construction of the aquaponic system in January of 2014 and began hosting workshops with Carver students on a variety of subjects from beneficial insects, to pollination, pest control, nutrition, ecosystems, aquaculture, hydroponics, gardening, and vermiculture. We hosted over 20 workshops, and worked with a total of 20 teachers, over 700 carver students and over 80 college students. The greenhouse is connected to the science classroom and teachers and students would visit it and utilize it on their own. This was often utilized by Kindergarten through Second Grade, special education, and science classes. The Carver students grew and harvested tilapia fish, lettuce, tomatoes, collard greens, rosemary, and other foods.

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Armstrong High School


We were asked to grow strawberries in their greenhouse. In Fall 2015 we planted 100 strawberry plugs with teachers and students as well as built a hydroponic system out of inexpensive lumber and recycled materials. Photovoltaic and aeroponic systems were also donated by volunteers and friends of the Carverponics. By winter 2016 we were harvesting fresh strawberries with students and hosting workshops on topics such as hydroponics, nutrient management, water chemistry, pollination, strawberry plant care, and greenhouse management. In Spring 2016, the fresh strawberries were sought by Armstrong H.S. students and the staff alike.

Armstrong High School


We were asked to grow strawberries in their greenhouse. In Fall 2015 we planted 100 strawberry plugs with teachers and students as well as built a hydroponic system out of inexpensive lumber and recycled materials. Photovoltaic and aeroponic systems were also donated by volunteers and friends of the Carverponics. By winter 2016 we were harvesting fresh strawberries with students and hosting workshops on topics such as hydroponics, nutrient management, water chemistry, pollination, strawberry plant care, and greenhouse management. In Spring 2016, the fresh strawberries were sought by Armstrong H.S. students and the staff alike.

416 W. Broad St.


We ran a vertical hydroponics system in a large south facing shop window of 416 W. Broad St. before converting into an aquaponic system.

416 W. Broad St.


We ran a vertical hydroponics system in a large south facing shop window of 416 W. Broad St. before converting into an aquaponic system.