Friday, September 4, 2015

Bessemer Aquaponics Now Has 501 (c) 3 Non Profit Status

Well it's official now, the Piedmont Center for Sustainability is the 501 (c) 3 that will be managing Bessemer Aquaponics. As soon as I find out I'll tell you how you can join and donate to the cause of building a sustainable community through Aquaponics.

After looking at several area non profits I settled on PCS because they are young, educated and excited about the cause. It also helped that they already understood what Aquaponics is, how it works and were already looking to get involved in Aquaponics.

Another reason that sold me on PCS is that they are not and never have been funded by the City of Greensboro or Guilford County. As this is a grassroots project we don't need outside influences taking control for motives that might not align themselves with those of the East Greensboro community.

The PCS board tells me they look forward to working closely with our community advisory board, the Guilford County Agricultural Extension Service, A&T State and NC State University as we work to bring the first fully accredited Aquaponics school in the United States to Northeast Greensboro.

My own Aquaponics system has been moved from my backyard to a greenhouse in Randolph County where upgrades are taking place and the system can be operated year 'round.