Business Description: Farming The Future is a women owned, award-winning Progressive Business based in Tallahassee, Florida. What do we do? We are a greenhouse distributor. Inside of those greenhouses we design and build aquaponic systems. Aquaponic systems consist of two parts: fish and plants. That means we raise tilapia and catfish in ponds, we pump that water into finely calculated bioreactors, we grow vegetables out of the bioreactors, and then we send that water back to the fish. We then pair that with an external terrestrial garden where we can add more growing space. Then we use our systems as a tool to teach STEM, Agricultural, and Career Education. All the food that is grown goes to the cafeteria for the kids to eat, and what ever is left over goes to local shelters, A Second Harvest Food Banks, and other community organizations fighting food deserts and food insecurity. We build our systems in Juvenile Detention Centers, Title I Schools, Commercial Institutions, Low Income/Food Desert Communities, Private Backyards for Individuals, and Commercial Scale Farms. Over the years of building these in educational facilities, our director Michele Madison has written and developed a hands-on STEM curriculum that meets Florida State Standards, so not only do we design and build them. When we are not teaching our STEM curriculum with our systems, we also provide "foodscaping" services to help people grow food, not unruly lawns. Farming The Future provides people the opportunity to save money at the grocery store, provide an enriching environment for your children, and healthy, nutrient dense food by installing low maintenance fruit tree kits in your own backyard! Each species is selected to provide fruit at a different time of year, allowing your family to enjoy the fruits of nature all year round!