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Jill Frey

Sweet Water Foundation

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02_SN_LCA_90x90_1 Jill Frey has worked in several areas of scientific research and education since earning degrees from the University of Wisconsin and Concordia University with Bachelors of Science in Zoology and Education, and a Masters of Science in Administrative Leadership.  She has always been a strong believer in the power of authentic learning and has helped to develop a variety of experiential learning programs including: an urban environmental center, a marine and freshwater focused charter school, a youth run urban organic greenhouse business, and incorporating aquaponics into classroom curriculum. Jill became involved with Sweet Water through the involvement of her students’ service-learning project at Sweet Water Organics.  For the past year she has been developing educational programs for youth, families, teacher training and university students.  Recently, Jill became Chair for the Milwaukee Branch of the Aquaponics Association.  Jill is excited about the future of aquaponics and urban agriculture, particularly as it relates to developing a model for implementing urban agriculture to build resilient communities.