SRU's Growing Together program receives $138,735
Feb. 7, 2019
Slippery Rock University has received an award of $138,735 from the Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust through the PNC Charitable Trusts to expand its University's Growing Together aquaponics program.
Robert Arnhold, a former SRU professor of physical and health education who retired last month, wrote the grant and will remain involved with Growing Together as a consultant.
Housed at the North Country Brewing Company's canning facility in Slippery Rock, the aquaponics system is a sustainable farming method that combines raising fish and the soilless growing of plants. The system is maintained through a collaboration between NCBC and students in SRU's Adapted Physical Activity program to provide work experience for college and high school students with intellectual or developmental disabilities.