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Modern Aquaponics Production: Savannah State University

April 11, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Working Group to Address Food Deserts Through Urban Agriculture:  SARE PROJECT 

Seminar, Networking, & Working Sessions 

Project Objectives:

*Collect data on preferences and demand for locally sourced produce and fish Foster an environment in which key partnerships can be developed for production and distribution. 

*Create opportunities for networking, training, and exchange between existing  producers and scientists centered around modern aquaponics, urban waste  management, composting and vermiculture, urban food deserts (UFDs), and  business management with a legacy for continued partnership. 

*Design and build a demonstration system at an elementary school in a Savannah  UFD area to be used as an education and training tool with and by all invitees,  participants, and stakeholders, including UFD residents. 

*Lay groundwork for a future grower-centered SARE research proposal to deploy  and cultivate these concepts. 

Registration will be required.

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Web-viewing:   Link will be provided 

General Agenda Items & Activities

*Physically-distanced meet & greet 


*Planning for collaborations 

*Topic-specific working time in breakout groups with various  stakeholders 


*Informal networking time 

*Discuss solutions to roadblocks 

*Topic-specific seminar-style presentations 

*Learning about policies and practices for improving food security by  sustainable use of metropolitan vacant lands 

*Sharing of best practices & resources for the business of urban farming

General information, contact:

Dr. Philip Omunga & Dr. Sue Ebanks, Savannah State University 

For information on K-12 integration:

Dr. Victoria Young, Savannah State University 912-358-4291 




April 11, 2021
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Savannah State University Marine Science Research Center
2717 Livingston Ave.
Savannah, GA 31406 United States
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Dr. Philip Omunga
Dr. Sue Ebanks