The Orion

Students grow plants at gym for cafeteria

Brianna Mulvey, senior ecological, evolutionary and organismal biology major and Associated Students compost education coordinator brought the idea of tower gardens to the Wildcat Recreation Center. Photo credit: Lana Goddu

Lana Goddu

October 30, 2014

The Wildcat Recreation Center is growing its own vegetables using new technology that grows plants at double the rate and uses 90 percent less water. The new grow beds, called tower gardens, are placed on the pool deck of the gym facility. Brianna Mulvey, senior ecological, evolutionary and organ...

Fish feces fuel sustainable food business

Zi Kuang, a business administration alumni, pulls a head of lettuce from an aquaponic grow bed. Photo credit: Christine Lee

Christine Lee

March 11, 2014

Two Chico State graduates are starting a sustainable food business using a combination of fish feces and age-old agricultural techniques. Zi Kuang and Kirill Obraztsov, two friends who graduated from Chico State with masters degrees in business administration, are using a production method called aquaponics to grow ve...

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