You might presume, on seeing the word “HATponics,” that it has something to do with teaching hats to speak.
“HATponics,” says its website, “creates sustainable agriculture solutions for education and humanitarian aid using Hydroponics, Aquaponics and Terraponics farming methods. HATponics is the leader in aquaponics farming and sustainable agriculture education in the Southeast and at the forefront of sustainable agriculture development in Chattanooga, Tennessee and North Georgia.
“HATponics is the commercial arm of a revolutionary farming enterprise that provides a viable food production option in a compact, resource-saving aquaponics-based farming system, designed to alleviate problems of world hunger, provide sustainable agriculture education and create jobs.”
Sounds pretty darn fascinating, right? The folks at green|spaces are hosting a program on HATponics on Wednesday night, Jan. 8, which, although technically a “members only” event, can be attended by those wanting to know more about green|spaces and considering membership in the organization.
The program, “Changing the World Through Sustainable Farming,” will include information about the world’s first portable farm, resource-saving aquaponics-based farming systems and HATponics’ ongoing collaborations with local schools.
More from the site: “HATponics has created sustainable farming projects in schools around the Southeast which provide organic food for the community, while involving students and providing agricultural education as well as fundamental life skills and valuable job skills. Students are able to work alongside HATponics through internship programs that have provided students with invaluable opportunities to travel abroad and truly make a difference in the world while gaining unparalleled life experiences.”
Both organizations and individuals can become members of green|spaces. Nonprofit membership, for example, is $200, while an individual membership is $75 and includes discounts on classes, discounts on programs and services, discounts on green|spaces’ fundraising events and membership networking events. Students can join for a mere $25.
For more information or questions, contact Dawn Hjelseth at firstname.lastname@example.org or (423) 648.0963.
green|spaces, 63 E. Main St.