The Raynor Company in Georgia, is partnering with a mission organization based in North Carolina named 127 World Wide to take aquaponics to the mission field. Aquaponics is the practice of growing fish and vegetables in the same system in a symbiotic relationship; each one benefiting the other. Drew Foam Companies entered into the relationship in February by making 20+ sheets of 2” foam available at no charge to The Raynor Company.
Holes are drilled through the foam at specific spacings to grow vegetables in “float beds.” The vegetable roots grow through the holes into nutrient rich water. The water from the fish tank is circulated through the system with a small water pump and gravity flow. Aquaponics growers produce vegetables in higher concentrations and much more quickly than with traditional gardening practices. The Raynor Company is using these systems at this time locally to do trial and error to see what the best practices are to help streamline the mission projects in field.
The mission emphasis of 127 World Wide is connecting people to the needs of orphans and widows around the globe. The Raynor Company and 127 World Wide thanks Drew Foam Companies for their generous support of aquaponics. Through practice and refining the techniques locally, the mission minded partners are taking the systems around the world. Future missions include Kenya, Uganda, Honduras, Haiti and other countries where widows and orphans are abused and neglected.