Youngstown High School Opens Aquaponics Greenhouse

Source: The first crop has already been harvested from the aquaponics lab at Choffin Career and Technical Center in Youngstown. Several varieties of lettuce grown by the students were picked and sold to school personnel. “It was delicious,” said Renee English, Choffin spokeswoman. Aquaponics — the cultivation of fish and vegetation in a closed ecosystem — is a new program this year at Choffin. School officials believe it’s the first in Ohio. Antwan Anderson, 16, a sophomore at Choffin, said the students are growing beans and squash as well as the lettuce in a greenhouse on the school

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