UW-Green Bay has been working closely with The Farmory to launch an aquaponics farm and fish hatchery designed to serve the people of Northeast Wisconsin. On Monday, Feb. 10 at 3:30 p.m., the campus community is invited to a ribbon cutting at NeighborWorks Green Bay, 437 S. Jackson St., Green Bay.
The yellow perch hatchery is a step toward helping revive this one-time staple of the Great Lakes and helping the region become an industry leader in fresh-water aquaculture. The Farmory is also celebrating the 100th anniversary of its building which was originally opened as the Allouez Mineral Springs water bottling plant in March of 1920, and later to become the Armory, which housed the Army National Guard. After 40 years of vacancy, a group of visionary community leaders gathered financial and in-kind support to bring the concept of an urban farm to reality.
The Farmory is a 501(c)3 nonprofit indoor urban farm with a social mission. The farm focuses on aquaponics and aquaculture and provides the fuel for our programming objectives which provide learning opportunities in sustainable agriculture that build economic self-sufficiency, improve health, well-being and the environment. The hatchery has been launched with assistance from our educational partners at UW-Green Bay. Community members are welcomed to join in celebration.