From left, Steve Ball, Hamilton Place Rotary Club member; Ryan Cox, speaker with HATponics; Chris Neighbors, Hamilton Place Rotary Club president
The Rotary Club of Chattanooga Hamilton Place hosted Ryan Cox, owner of HATponics. Everything they do at HATponics revolves around a passionate commitment to feed people.
As one of the most prolific aquaponics builders in the world, HATponics installed farms just about anywhere you can imagine – from a remote African savanna to an urban classroom. Mr. Cox created a portable farm that packs into a 40-foot shipping container and can be dropped from an airplane. They even put the first floating aquaponics system on a cruise ship.
HATponics has projects in thousands of schools across the U.S. and have installed custom-built systems in 20 different countries and five continents. Whether you want to feed your neighbors, your city or your country, they have a solution to meet your needs. About one in nine people on earth do not have enough food to lead a healthy, active life. Mr. Cox's goal is to feed 20 million people by 2020.
Future speakers include:
Sept. 26 - Teresa Meadows, Certified Nutrition Advisor and Integrative Health Coach
Oct. 3 - Jay Fowler, FCA
Oct. 24 - Lesley Scearce, United Way plus it is World Polio Day