PV Academy of Biotechnology & Medical Research Goes “Green”

Biotechnology I students headed out for a  Field Study  to GyoGreens and PV Community Center to hear about Mosquito Control on January 10th.

 

20 first year students attended and learned about sustainable agriculture in Ponte Vedra Beach.   GyoGreens shared its practices of  a sustainable farming method which combines traditional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals – fish – in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. All produce is grown naturally and without the use of pesticides. They rely on beneficial insects and companion planting to avoid using pesticides.  After the presentation, the students met with educators from  Guana Mosquito Control to discuss advances in local and national practices.