Formerly known as the “Aquaponics Ministry” it is now the VOL Farm. The system was originally set up to grow plants on water in addition to raising tilapia fish, in a cyclical water raceway system. We are still raising tilapia fish successfully, both to feed to the students at the Village of Light school and to sell to the public to help pay for the fish food. However, the plant raceways have been restructured to make the system more effective. We are now growing all of the vegetables in soil in the raceways, like raised garden beds.
The goal of the VOL Farm is to provide nutritious meals for our Village of Light Blind Center students and also to provide employment, mentoring, and training opportunities for some of our partially blind students.