US (TN): Farm-to-table education is leaving the ground and popping up in indoor facilities

The thought of where fruits and vegetables come from usually brings ideas of soil and the ground outside, but that’s not always the case. New Way Aquaponic Farm here in Memphis grows vegetables in an above-ground facility. Daryl Leven, the owner of the farm, teachers students and adults something special.

Leven makes basil in all sorts of flavors alongside all the other plants he grows. He even has a licorice-flavored basil!
“[We have] the ability to have plants that give us the lemon flavor too,” Leven said.

Once each tilapia is grown to its full size, Daryl sells the Tilapia as well and orders more. He uses nearly every tilapia’s full life span to collect feces to produce plants.

Leven teaches the growing process to Memphians of all ages and travels to schools like Bolton High School to provide agriculture education to students. He also sells all of his produce each weekend at the Cooper Young Farmers Market.

Source: ABC24/Local Memphis 


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