A 250gallon aquaponics tank gets assembled in UNCWilmington39s Wagoner Dining Hall

A 250-gallon aquaponics tank gets assembled in UNC-Wilmington's Wagoner Dining Hall.

UNC-Wilmington in the tank for sustainability

A 250-gallon aquaponic tank will grow herbs, veggies and even fish for campus dining—right in the middle of a dining hall!

As examples of high-profile sustainability projects go, a new initiative at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington (UNCW) is hard to beat. Rather than telling students about food grown locally, the university is growing it so locally that it’s hard to miss. That is, right in the middle of the school’s Wagoner Dining Hall, where a 250-gallon aquaponic tank now sits that will produce herbs, veggies and, in time, fish, for the campus dining program, which is managed by Aramark.<

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