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Water harvesting


An irrigation system to water the vegetables and collect rainwater has been placed outside of the intensive garden. The system collects water from the roofs of the Academy and stores it in a 150.000 litre capacity pool. There are a few million fish (guppies) and tilapia in the pool to control the breeding of mosquitoes.


In collaboration with the faculty of Environmental Engineering of the Colombian university Manuela Beltran; a greywater system has also being built to collect and recycle water from showers and washing machines. The water is collected in four 1.000 gallon tanks and will be processed through the system so it can be reused in the intensive garden.

Over the next years, most of the water at the Academy will be harvested and reused for food production.