Plant Care — Junior Apprentice

Welcome to the Plant Care Badge!

This badge ensures that you have a basic understanding of how to select and maintain the plants in your system.

This badge requires that you have a base of knowledge about aquaponics and have already raised plants in an aquaponics system successfully. Before beginning the Plant Care Badge, we recommend that you complete the following Skills Badges:

The Plant Care Badge requires that you interact with an existing aquaponics system. You can use an existing system, or you can complete the System Design and System Build Badges to create your own system.

Begin learning about Plant Care by completing the Activities below. Earning this badge should take about 3-4 weeks of measuring the health of your plants.

Learning Objectives


  • Choose appropriate plants for your aquaponics system design
  • Care for and grow selected plants
Badge Outline ↕

In order to earn this badge, you must complete these Activities:

Choosing Plants for Your System

Starting Your Plants

Grow and Maintain Plant Health

Harvesting Your Plants

Plant Care Self Assessment