Branson Aquaponic Garden School
Last update: 6/04/2012
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1000 Pat Nash Drive (Map)
Branson, MO 65616-3597
Recently the Branson City
Board of Aldermen was presented a proposal concerning what to do with the
Factory Merchants Mall or "Red Roof Mall." Climate Change and growing
populations worldwide makes the need for sustainable food supplies paramount in
this uncertain future. The Factory Merchants Mall complex is an ideal location
to transform into a 100% "Green", Self-sufficient, Aquaponic Garden and
Educational Center. This will be a tremendous asset to our community as a whole. Every person visiting or living here must eat! The Branson Aquaponic Gardens and
Educational Center will be able to offer our businesses, schools, and citizenry
organically home grown healthy fruits, veggies, and sea food. This will
eliminate the need to import food products or pay high shipping costs. This
facility will create upwards of 750 year-round jobs, tremendously benefitting
Branson and the entire region.
This "garden factory", set in the already existing "Red Roof Mall complex": with its many close yet separated buildings, allows for different controlled climates. In these varying environments, everything from lettuce to tropical mango's, as well as Tilapia and Trout to Shrimp can be produced organically and self-sufficiently. There will be no need for pesticides or Genetically Manipulated Organisms. The products grown will also be the freshest imaginable.
The very design of the existing complex makes it ideal for educating the masses on the art of growing food and flowers with the Aquaponic system. Visitors and students, being able to view the growing process without ever coming into contact with the food, greatly reduces the risk of contamination. The complex will become a Botanical Garden, with its many outdoor flower beds and fountains. This will create a serene atmosphere to the entire production, education and tourism attraction.
The "Green" design calls for the facility to be powered solely by alternative power sources, causing no additional burden on our energy resources. Water is recycled, preserving our "water table." Bio wastes can be recycled into such things as paper products. The very idea of a food producing facility that leaves little or no carbon food print is just what our planet cries out for. The members of the Ozark Environmental Awareness Fund, assisting Mona Miller in her design concepts, are striving to make this project totally "green" and sustainable. With all of its facets, the complex will create a considerable amount of Revenue for the City of Branson and the surrounding region.
The complex is 100% Handicap accessible making it ideal to hire the Disabled. Our Vets need Jobs and what better place for them to work then right here in Branson (The Home of The American Vet.) This Proposed project will be good for one and all not just a select few. Though this project will make money, it's not the reason to do it. Do it for GOD, FAMILY, and COUNTRY! Let Branson feed the world one garden at a time. Can you think of a reason not to do it? If you would like to become involved or require further information please contact -
Branson, Missouri 65616