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"Working with educators is extremely rewarding"

This week the Cofounder and Airgarden CEO Prue Bauer had the opportunity to speak at the #ICIQLD23 conference on the Gold Coast at St John's Lutheran College on the Gold Coast thanks to organizers Future Anything Nicole Dyson and Vanessa Noonan.

Events like this are an opportunity to continue the conversation and share stories about all the positive things being done in schools around innovation, entrepreneurship, and design thinking. "There is a noticeable uptick in the overall enthusiasm for educators to embrace new ways of presenting real-world challenges of the future to their students," she said. "The key is to engage young minds, unlock their potential, and stretch their capabilities simultaneously. This includes the discussion of food waste, sustainable living, educating on the innovation of aeroponics, and growing your own food to minimize the consumption of pesticides."

Future Farming and Sustainability
"Recently, we had a group of school students contact us as they completed a piece assessment around finding viable ways of living on Mars. Through their internet research on future farming, future food, and sustainable methods of soil-less farming that uses very little water, they found us here at Airgarden. This is precisely why we do what we do in our Airgarden team," she added.

Why Airgarden for Educators?
Airgarden does not use soil and uses very little water and air, "and yes, we can grow vegetables with artificial light; we don't even need the sun," she pointed out.

"Working with educators is extremely rewarding as they always look for alternative methods to challenge their students to find new ways of moving through ordinary, everyday problems."

Designing for the Future
The "Airgarden For Schools" Program, which can be embedded into STEM and Design subjects, is a great way to showcase what is possible when young people are encouraged to think differently about the future of food, the planet, our environment, and what will be needed today and beyond to both survive and thrive.

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