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Garden Enrichment and Living classroom

On Monday February 3rd we hosted a lovely group of volunteers from the Living Classroom to the MiddleBrook Center. We had an extensive tour of the garden including our aquaponics system and native plant nursery. On the tour we reviewed our different benchmarks of sustainability and healthy land use. We also propagated a California native, […]

Independence High School Aquaponics System

Our project at Independence High School (IHS) is progressing splendidly thanks to the combined efforts of many hard-working people. Here are the components for the aquaponics greenhouse we are building with the students this year. Let’s start with the fish tank: We are using Koi and goldfish on loan from dedicated CNGF volunteer and Koi […]

Black Soldier Flies; raising our own to feed our chicken and fish

Fish and chickens both need protein and fat to be healthy, and buyingorganic food can be expensive! It is also not very sustainable — mostfish food includes fishmeal that comes from the ocean, and chickenfood is primarily corn. Thus, we just revived our Black Soldier FlyLarvae (BSFL) bin, which was dormant during the cold season. […]

Get your heart pumping in our garden at our first fitness class!

Sunday February 23 10:30 am | Marina Gavric BootCamp Fitness | cost: $20 | Location: MiddlebrookCenter What better way can you start your Sunday morning than by supporting a healthy lifestyle and appreciating the natural world in our half-acre urban farm, native plant nursery, and ecological learning center. Wrap yourself in our garden and get […]