By Hannah Anderson
Before you grab your Fritos, or even your packaged Pop Tarts, you may want to talk to the 145 people who gathered to talk about homegrown food Wednesday.
People gathered at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and some were from as close as Idaho in the United States, some were from as far as Haiti.
“You have a country that is devastated with deforestation,” Janeil Owen, executive director of Northwest Haiti Christian Mission (Ind.), said. “You have a country that is devastated with every hurricane that comes through.”
But after coming through Wisconsin a number of years ago, Owen decided to create the largest sustainable aquaponics system in one of the poorest countries in the world: Haiti.
Owen also said the concept of a aquaponic system is simple.