Celebrity Chefs Teach South Florida Students Joys of Aquaponics

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013  |  Updated 8:33 AM EDT
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Chef Adrianne, Dark Dining

In one week Chef Adrianne Calvo will host a culinary experience unlike any other. Dark Dining at the Coral Gables Country Club. She gave Roxanne Vargas a preview of what to expect.

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Never heard of aquaponics? No worries.
 
This week celebrity chefs José Andrés, Ingrid Hoffmann and Adrianne Calvo will break it down at Miami North Western High school, as they teach teens about entrepreneurship, healthy living and community action.
 
Aquaponics is the ancient process of growing plants by recycling fish waste. The waste is pumped from a tank into grow beds, where bacteria convert it into the nitrates plants need.
 
On Thursday, the chefs will visit North Western to discuss the process and talk about other sustainable food solutions in South Florida. Students will then manage an aquaponics lab, selling their produce at stands throughout the community.
 
The program is run by Florida International University, with support from JP Morgan Chase and the voluntary service Points of Light organization.

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