Faculty Advisor

McCauley, Stephen M.


The goal of this project was to aid The Worcester Roots Project by advancing the progress of their pilot aquaponic greenhouse, and assist Greenvitalize by exploring options to expand their startup enterprise. To accomplish this goal, our team designed the biological system and assessed the structural integrity of the greenhouse. We also developed a strategic plan for Greenvitalize's enterprise and conducted market analysis of viable species to grown in the greenhouse. This project resulted in a forum that allows Greenvitalize to act as a source of urban farming knowledge and collaboration, and a guide to assist individuals interested in aquaponics to create an enterprise similar to Greenvitalize.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs