Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Community Forum: How Can Aquaponics Change Our Community

From a flyer produced by the Guilford County Agricultural Center:

"Who: Open to the Public

When: August 12, 2015 6:00 to 8:00 PM

Where: The Guilford County Agricultural Center3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro, NC. 27405 (See map below.)

"North Carolina Cooperative Extension, along with some county and community partners would like to hear what the community thinks about opening up a teaching/research Aquaponics Facility in the vacant adjacent lot to the Guilford County Agricultural Building. The goal of this forum is to introduce this idea to the community and receive feedback from the presentations.

We will be discussing the concept of aquaculture; how can this system become an economically viable option for producing food, jobs and income. Dr. Harry Daniels, North Carolina State University's Aquaculture Specialist, and Paul Begue, Aquaponics Research Specialists, will be giving short informative educational presentations to discuss the benefits of aquaculture.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Cooperative Extension Office at (336) 641-2400. We hope to see you there!"

Remember friends and supporters, this is the big one. We need a big turn out, lots of community support and all of you telling everyone you know to be there to learn about and support this effort. Assume nothing except that you have to tell everyone.

And if you'd like to distribute fliers I still have a few. Send me an e-mail at