In the Spring of 2016, the one of a kind,
Off-the-Grid Bioshelter was built in partnership of University of Pittsburgh
Katz Business School and the Business of Humanity Project. the Bioshelter contains a deep water culture bed to grow
primarily lettuce and herbs, four media beds to grow a variety of vegetables
and a 250 gallon fish tank to raise 40 fish.
The Bioshelter will provide educational experiences for Bible Center members, school and after school programs, Homewood residents and others about gardening, aquaponics, green infrastructure, and healthy food preparation. It will also help provide sustainable revenue streams to support educational and social service programs that benefit Bible Center’s and Homewood’s children, youth, families and senior citizens.