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Welcome to the Aqua-Sprouts 4-H Club Blog!

This is where club leaders, members, and participants will share their stories, progress, pictures and more based upon the project!

The Aqua-Sprouts 4-H club (originally the Scientific Avengers) is focused on a yearly project that will produce Fruits and Vegetables using sustainable methods of farming such as Hydroponics, Aquaponics, and Raised Bed Gardening! These sustainable methods of gardening will lead students to learn and understand different farming techniques, methids of giving back to the community, water conserving methods of farming, and much more!

Fruits and Vegetables grown will be donated to local foodbanks, Matthew 25 Ministries and Iredell Christian Ministries! Students will be responsible for measuring and weighing produce before being donated. The goal for the 2018 club project is 20 pounds of produce donated.

Meetings will take place the second Thursday of every month from 6-7pm at Allison Woods Outdoor Learning Center! The club is accepting members on a rolling basis, if you think your child would be interested in joining Aqua-Sprouts, please come join us at our next meeting July 12!


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Planting Progress

Posted on June 20, 2018 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (1)

June 14th, 2018

Aqua-Sprouts planted Cabbage seeds in containers to go beside their raised bed garden, as well as planted cabbage seeds in the mobile Hydroponics unit! 

Participants also measured the height of the plants in the garden and picked a small tomato, that unfortunately had been eaten up by an insect of some capacity. 

We cannot wait to start getting some cabbage, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, bell peppers and so much more! 

I know I have't been posting much but I will try to do better at that in the coming weeks! I will be posting more photos to the Aqua-Sprouts page for you to see how your work is growing!

Hugs and Tomatoes,



Posted on March 14, 2018 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (4)

Saturday March 10th, 2018 Aqua-Sprout Leaders Paige and Dennis planed Lettuce seeds in the Aqua-ponic and Hydroponics systems!

The Aqua-Sprout ambassadors Merlin, emo, Dude, and Crush (fish) help to fertilize the aquaponic system! The fish's waste helps to fertilize the seeds and assisted in kicking off germination! The water flows underneath the sponges, filling them with waterand feeding the seeds! The waterthat flows back into the tank is cleaned by the plants! We cant wait to see what happens! 8 seeds were planted in the Aquaponic system!

The hydroponcs system does not use soil as a medium! The lettuce seeds were planted into the sponges and transplanted into the hydroponic systems! Nutrient rich water is continually pumped through the hydroponic system! We can't wait to see the outcomes! 18 seeds were planted inthe hydroponcs system!

Check out these pictures!


Posted on November 20, 2013 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (2)

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