Students in the Gardening by Design class headed up this Fall’s big project as a part of our ongoing restoration of the Rogers’ Commons- our courtyard koi pond! The koi were donated by a friend of the school (but had to be wrangled from their original pond!), and the construction was led by Canyon Pondscapes, with the whole school involved in one way or another. The pond is unique in that its filtration system mimics that of a natural wetland, and thus creates a biofilter of plants and beneficial bacteria that operates very similarly to our aquaponics system.
A BIG thank you to Nathan and the folks at Canyon Pondscapes- it looks beautiful!