Broken Roto-Grow Gets A New Perspective
This Roto–grow was missing its motor and the glass tube that shields the lights from water, as a result, we’re giving it a new perspective… literally… by turning it on its side and suspending eight florescent grow lights down the centre. Eventually, a small pump will bring water to the top where it will be allow to tickle down through the plants to a central reservoir.
The Jasper Place High School’s Knowledge and Employability program sets up for another season of gardening. This year, they’re setting up a little supplemental lighting next to their West facing window. They’ll be growing heirloom tomato varieties, herbs, and annual flowers.
Lactic Acid Bacteria Starter For Homemade Ginger Ale
This lactic acid bacteria starter was created by adding ginger root, water, and sugar. The bacteria naturally found on the root consumes the sugar and performs an “incomplete” form on cellular respiration called lactic acid fermentation. Fed every day, the starter gets stronger over time and is eventually added to our homemade ginger ale as a way of carbonating it.
Two of the four new aquaponics units at Jasper Place High School in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Original aquaponics system can be seen in the background. When complete the addition should allow us to grow all of the lettuce greens for the school’s Culinary Arts program and Cafeteria.