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Sweet Water Foundation Helps Teachers, Students Install Aquaponics Systems in Schools

Sweet Water Foundation (SWF), a nonprofit dedicated to developing urban agriculture practices to build resilient 21st-century communities, has completed aquaponics projects in partnership with Milwaukee Public Schools at three high schools and two elementary schools during the 2015-16 school year.

SWF helped teachers and students install aquaponics systems at the Alliance School of Milwaukee, Byron Kilbourn School, Pulaski High School, Ronald Reagan College Preparatory High School and Trowbridge School of Discovery and Technology. In addition to these projects, SWF helped reestablish an aquaponics program at Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education. The new projects, part of the Urban Schools Aquaponics Initiative, are funded by grants from AT&T and the NEA Foundation.

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