GYO Greens owner Helga Tan Fellows says they will follow the official curriculum with one slight difference.
The Junior Master Gardener program at GYO Greens is beginning this month, with two sessions offered each month on Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Students can join at any point in the program and complete lessons in any order. A $10 donation is requested to cover materials. To register, contact Helga Tan Fellows at [email protected]
Now, the farm – which uses a sustainable farming method that combines traditional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals in tanks: in this case, fish) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment – is offering a Junior Master Gardener certification program for children ages 8-12.
“The planters outside are part of the certification: they will have to do work outside and inside (the greenhouse),” said Fellows. “We will do comparison in between the two systems.”
“It's eight modules that the kids have to complete, but in our case we're asking them to complete nine modules, and module No. 9 is aquaponics,” said Fellows. “So we put a nice twist on the program just to make it a little more unique.”
Earning a certification is achieved by completing eight lessons from the JMG Plant Growth & Development curriculum. The GYO Greens program is registered with Texas A&M University, headquarters for JMG programs.
Students will also be comparing aquaponic farming with traditional methods.
GYO GREENS uses a sustainable farming method which combines traditional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals – in our case, fish – in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. All produce is grown naturally using standard organic practices.
Below is a snapshot of what is currently growing on the farm.
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NEVER!! Order from GYO seed bank. They r a rip off!! They stole 200 bucks from me. I’m gunna report them to the better Business bureau!! They r the worst company if they even r a company?? Once u order you will never hear from them again and no seeds.. and if ur lucky enough to get seeds they r not the seeds u order!! Anyway please people never order from this GYO.. they are frauds.
They just seem rude and unorganized. There are so many banks out there, i would not reccomend them.
All of a sudden there is a change of ownership and now your "eucalyptus points" that you were "promised" would hold true to their value when you initially made your purchase, no longer count. Literally, just pulled the rug out on it and told me that "we will bring in back in the future but your points don't count anymore". But that didn't stop them from sending out a reminder of those "useless" points balance a week or two ago,"just a click away from our new site! But those balance points we emailed you about don't count anymore, never-mind us having the point system still in place! Lol sorry :)".
I had almost $70usd worth of eucalyptus points held on my GYO account as store credit. Now, there are no points. There is no GYO.
Just a waste of electricity ,water and time Stay away . Bad customer service . Bad seeds .. no refund and they won't reply .. just a bunch of incompetent
I would give 0 stars first germination rate is horrible but expected when seeds are white n tiny but u think they care nope they give u points that are useless especially if they change there website n name to homegrown and the points that u earned from 2 large orders cuz didnt learn after first consider gone and wont reply to u oh n new site there using is gunna rip people off even worse cuz prices are 10x higher so feel bad for people that fall for that n get nothing for there money or tiny white no germinating seeds
4 out of 7 seeds took. Out of the four only two looked like they were going good. And two stopped growing and died. But because of bugs and bad luck ( shelf in greenhouse fell on it) I ended up with none.
I used peat pallets for all seeds.
I won't be ordering again from them