thought you would all appreciate an update on the progress of the students. As
of today, the students have learned all the basic functions inside the
greenhouse. They can successfully run the system on their own (with a little
guidance) and manage problems such as pests and some nutrient deficiencies.
They have learned how to identify issues that could arise in the system,
including ammonia spikes and anoxic buildup. Fish surveys have been
demonstrated, and the students will start conducting them next week. They have
all learned how to propagate and prune tomatoes, mint, and basil, which people
normally don't learn until at least college! By the end of the week they will
also learn proper harvesting techniques and more plant propagation. I'm super
impressed by all we've been able to cover! We may be able to create a training
certificate program that lasts as little as six months, fully qualifying those
graduates from the program to work as an aquaponic greenhouse manager. I will
advise Aggreco about this program idea. As a final thought, Susannah has
demonstrated excellent skills, and she most definitely deserves a round of
applause from all. If anyone had any questions or requests, please let me know!