Through this one-of-a-kind program, middle-school and high school students learn to raise Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout and vegetables in the schools’ aquaponics systems. The goal is to harvest the trout for school snacks and meals.
Students explore the relationship between our delicate Yellowstone ecosystem and traditional agricultural methods, with assistance of community experts like Montana Fish Wildlife & Parks.
Doing two independent studies with Farm to School was a fantastic experience, and it made me more aware of the importance of food in the schools. Farm to school has inspired me to build my own aquaponics system and take a more active role in what I eat.
— August Scheurr, Farm to School Intern at Park High School