Ryan Cox With HATponics Speaks At Rotary Club

Friday, September 21, 2018 - by Beverlee Bartley
From left, Steve Ball, Hamilton Place Rotary Club member; Ryan Cox, speaker with HATponics; Chris Neighbors, Hamilton Place Rotary Club president
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


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