Get fit for vertical farming at Seneca
May 23, 2019
You don’t need a hoe and a field to feed a village — not when you have fish anyway. And an urban aquaponics venture developed at Seneca’s on-campus incubator HELIX will show you how.
In the first and only vertical farming course to be offered in the province, farmers of the award-winning Ripple Farms have partnered with Seneca’s Faculty of Continuing Education & Training and HELIX to bring a one-day boot camp to Newnham Campus on Saturday, June 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“The notion of farming has changed and we have evolved and built on three pillars: education, innovation and local food,” said Brandon Hebor, co-owner of Ripple Farms. “We want to teach people the ins and outs of vertical farming as well as the science behind aquaponics and hydroponics systems.”