School to Table
School to Table™ (STT) is a partnership between Jump Street’s WheelHouse program and INTAG. The STT™ partnership combines the aquaponic technology offered by INTAG with the holistic programming options by WheelHouse which are priced separately. STT™ provides an opportunity to take advantage of an INTAG aquaponics system through its programming options, which include:
Toolkit for accessing funding through grants and corporations
Credit bearing teacher training
Dual College/University enrollment for participating students
Paid apprenticeships for students
Business development planning
Marketing and distribution planning
Developing relationships with local chefs and restaurants
What sets STT™ apart in the field of Innovative Education and Work Development is cross-sector partnership. Students in the STT™ programs learn a full spectrum of related fields involving localized agriculture, which enables more young people to participate in regional economic development.
The systems and curriculum are designed to support Innovative Education tracks in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and include engineering solutions for water flow, chemistry, botany, accelerating grow cycles, harvesting techniques, food safety, and wholesale distribution of the products (fish, fruit, and vegetables). Also, available is programming content in small business, entrepreneurial education, nutrition, and e-commerce centering on food production.
STT™ is funded in part by a grant from Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development and is in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.