Friday, September 18, 2015

Community Advisory Board Meeting

The first meeting of the Bessemer Aquaponics Community Advisory Board will be on September 23, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Guilford County Agricultural Center on Burlington Road.

Board members from the Piedmont Center for Sustainability and representatives from the Agricultural Center will be on hand as well.

In the interest of open meetings and transparency the public is invited to attend.

Those wishing to Donate... Well that was the link, click it.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015


If you'd like to support Bessemer Aquaponics you can mail a check in any amount to the:

Piedmont Center for Sustainability

619 Candlewood Drive

Greensboro, NC  27403


Make your checks payable to the Piedmont Center for Sustainability but in the for line be sure to write Bessemer Aquaponics so they will know which account to put the money in. Otherwise your donation will go towards the PCS general fund.

We'll start building the nation's first accredited Aquaponics school in association with NC State University, NC A&T University and the Guilford County Agricultural Service as soon as the money starts rolling in.

Thank you. 

If your company would like to sponsor Bessemer Aquaponics simply send an e-mail to and I will be more than happy to do whatever is needed.

Thanks -Billy Jones

Friday, September 4, 2015

Bessemer Aquaponics Has 501 (c) 3 Non Profit Status

Well it's official now, the Piedmont Center for Sustainability is the 501 (c) 3 that will be managing Bessemer Aquaponics. As soon as I find out I'll tell you how you can join and donate to the cause of building a sustainable community through Aquaponics.

After looking at several area non profits I settled on PCS because they are young, educated and excited about the cause. It also helped that they already understood what Aquaponics is, how it works and were already looking to get involved in Aquaponics.

Another reason that sold me on PCS is that they are not and never have been funded by the City of Greensboro or Guilford County. As this is a grassroots project we don't need outside influences taking control for motives that might not align themselves with those of the East Greensboro community.

The PCS board tells me they look forward to working closely with our community advisory board, the Guilford County Agricultural Extension Service, A&T State and NC State University as we work to bring the first fully accredited Aquaponics school in the United States to Northeast Greensboro.