Fishy Business

When you start something new like an entire garden system with multiple gardens and systems, things surprise you, like the fishy business.

Fishy Business
The view of the fish from within the pond.

Harvest, Hunger, and the Art of Preservation

The harvesting of food is the single greatest chore in urban farming, the next greatest is preserving it!

Potatoes, onions, tomatoes, and duck eggs collected from the garden and livestock gardens at Mezzacello.

Lesson: Ag Career Puzzle Game

Students will work in teams todo a series of simple tasks. Then they will be interviewed by other teams about their career.

Gender Equity and Sustainability
The first governor of Mars

Lesson: Communications 101

Students must learn a series of steps to be able to observe, collect, record, and share data. Then act on that data correctly.

Lesson: Water – Friend or Foe

Students will explore water as both a critical solvent and as a source of live-giving moisture and hydration. Focus on Biochemical analysis.

Water Testing and Treatment

Lesson: Potash – Alchemy or Chemistry

When you think about ash, do you see destruction or creation? In reality you should see both. This is also a great blog.

Lesson: Renewable Power 101

This is a survey and tour of the five basic principles of renewable power generation in a closed system. Focus will be on existing tech and future application.

The War of the Winds

Lesson: Understanding Soil and Dirt

This lesson discusses the difference between dirt as a matrix of minerals and media, and soil, which is dirt infused with organic life.

Materials for Martian Beds to be delivered to PAST Foundation. Everything was controlled very closely.