Nourishing Our Wolves
Emotionally Physically Intellectually Socially
Students develop connections & understanding
while growing produce for our school & community.
Culturing Fish And Harvesting Produce Through
Our Aquaponics Unit consists of 3 grow beds in which we grow a wide variety of produce.
The nutrients that the plants receive are provided by fish that are raised in a 200 gallon tank.
The Aquaponics Unit has been made possible through a grant from Farm Technology Days along with additional support by the Algoma School District.
Efficiently Growing Produce With Our New
The Flex Farm Hydroponics Unit provides fresh, leafy greens. and herbs for use on our salad bar and in our foods classes. Soon. we will be supplementing meals served at Wolf Den and providing greens for our future Community Kitchen.
(Outside of System)
(Overview of System Open)
The Flex Farm has the potential to produce up to 25 lbs. of produce every 28 day cycle.
(Lettuce w/o roots)
(Lettuce out of plug w/roots)
(Bucket of harvested lettuce)
The Flex Farm has been made possible through a grant from the Live Algoma, Community Give Back Dollars.
“Here in Algoma, we have embraced a “start small, scale-up” attitude towards collective action in our school district community. Reflective of that, our N.O.W. (Nourishing Our Wolves) Community Garden Center, located at the high school, has supplied enough lettuce for our salad bars with only ONE hydroponic unit.
Noticing our need for more produce, as our youth and our families are safer at home, we reached out to Fork Farms to purchase an additional hydroponic unit. Thanks to a generous and anonymous donor who believes in the way we lead, we now have not one – not two – but THREE hydroponic units.
In a few short weeks ahead, we will be able to scale-up our reach to our community – ensuring our youth and families have access to fresh produce.”
Teal VanLanen – Director of Improvement & Community Engagement, Live Algoma – Algoma, WI