Faculty Advisor

Higgins, Lorraine D.

Faculty Advisor

McCauley, Stephen M.

Abstract

This project supported the Worcester Roots Project’s effort to build an aquaponic greenhouse at Stone Soup Community Center by designing a greenhouse and prototyping a modular aquaponic growing system. The team collaborated with Worcester Roots and Technocopia to develop a vision for the greenhouse project, evaluate options and determine appropriate designs for the system. We proposed a design for a wooden greenhouse with several growing systems using cheap, readily available materials, and successfully built a prototype growing system that to be by a future cooperative incubated by Worcester Roots. This project will enable growing local, fresh food in the City of Worcester and provide a starting point for developing a cooperative food business.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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