Gay Bingham has a passion to teach sustainability to her students in the Agricultural and Environmental Department at Seagoville High School and her community. She came eagerly to the AESL farm and wanted to create a somewhat identical version of our model on the school grounds.
Later the administration of the school came to visit the AESL farm. They were all very excited and wanted to start with the project right away. After months of preparation, clearing land, and building Gay has never lost her passion to share the vision.
The school now has an incredible plot of land for expansion. It is completely fenced in with a beautiful greenhouse, evaporative cooling, fresh water and underground fish waste water system for making tons of compost for all the garden areas.
Nursery tanks are now working and most of the breeding tanks have been set up. Baby fry are already appearing! The square foot gardens are being built outside with plans to one day fill, step by step, the entire fenced in area.
Although this journey to sustainability will bring a lot of additions, students eagerly want to participate.
Since the need is so great in our community, state, nation, and world we want to share our experiences on this page so that all can learn from our communications.
We are honored to be a part of this great project as students, farmers, and friends are already getting involved. We hope you enjoy the interactions and we invite you to enter into some of our discussions. We plan to share plenty of pictures and updates to bring a lot of excitement and above all, knowledge for developing sustainable farms.
Yours for sustainability,
President and Co-founder of AESL