Aquaponics Grant

Our son, Stephen was successful in securing a $20K grant for Lily of the Valley Orphanage in S. Africa for 2013.  The 2013 investment is being used to install an aquaponics system for food for the orphanage.  Aquaponics is a system of simultaneously growing vegetables and farming fish.  They are also incorporating a chicken/egg component.  This is a pilot project to calculate what percentage of the nutritional requirement of a household can be produced with an investment of $10,000 so that we might add additional modules to the system to provide an even higher level of self sustainability.  We are so impressed that Brendan Stapleton, the CEO of Lily is investing in a system which may provide longer term benefits of not only the food but career opportunities for the children of Lily.

Children at Lily with the chickens and eggs

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