IT TAKES MOTIVATION.
College of Agricultural Sciences student Jessica Foster and greenhouse manager Scott DiLoreto are developing the first aquaponic system at Penn State.
In this photo, she is examining tomatoes grown hydroponically at University of Arizona.
Aquaponics—an integrated fish-culture and plant-propagation system—relies on a symbiotic relationship between fish and plants.
Fish, such as tilapia are cultured in tanks and can be used for human consumption. Those tanks are connected to a hydroponic plant-growing area.
DeLoreto was particularly impressed by Foster’s drive. “… It’s uncommon to find someone who is that motivated.”