A primary school in Seychelles will grow vegetables using aquaponics
The Perseverance Primary School will be the first school in Seychelles to grow vegetables using a system that includes fishes and aquariums.
The method, known as aquaponics, is a system of aquaculture in which the waste produced by fish or other aquatic creatures supplies the nutrients for plants grown hydroponically, which in turn purify water.
The equipment for this demonstration project was handed over to the school on Wednesday by the Australian High Commissioner to Seychelles, Jenny Dee. Australian Aid is funding the project through a grant of approximately $29,300.