A Community Collaborative sparked by a joint effort in assembling a grant proposal for the Massachusetts Department of Agriculture Urban Grant Initiative in 2015; a unified effort with Salem State Marine Biology Professor Dr. Joe Butner, Lynn, MA Adult Vocational Teacher/Mr. Do it Tony Dunn, key students and others to build, operate, gain insight, and offer training to interested community members. 

Aquaponics is the combination of growing fish (Aquaculture) and plants within an almost closed loop system that is energy efficient and self-sufficient providing sources of protein and nutrients.