GJHS Aquaponics Club hopes to raise money for greenhouse

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO)-- Students in a aquaponics club at Grand Junction High are trying to raise money to expand their garden and build a greenhouse on campus.

Right now students are working out of a classroom aquaponic system where they are growing organic produce like lettuce, spinach and basil.

They have been selling the produce for cheap to students and families in need...Including things like packing produce in bags for students in the "Kids Aid Program."

“We were talking about a fact that a family can buy a bag of chicken nuggets for example, for the same that it would to buy a salad for one, which we thought is very sad,” says President Aquaponics Kyra Terlouw.

They are hoping to expand in the spring and start harvesting things like potatoes, carrots and tomatoes.