When the water runs out in California… the Midwest will have aquaponics. | rockfordauburnminimakerfaire

In a recent Guardian article, A NASA scientist is predicting that drought-stricken California has about one year of water in reserve before the state runs out. How does this impact the Midwest? Depending on the season, up 50% of our fruits, vegetables, nuts, and dairy products come from California. The vast majority of Midwestern agriculture is dedicated to corn, soybean, and wheat production. Switching to other crops would be an expensive proposition for local farmers. Sociology students at Auburn High School are investigating the way food affects society. Part of their research is the construction of aquaponic systems to test different crops in an indoor environment. Learn more about their work by attending the Rockford-Auburn Mini Maker Faire on May 9th.

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