Innovating for sustainable farming
Scott Gardiner is a serial entrepreneur, having successfully opened a Port Mouton-based custom home decor business. In 2020, he was one of the successful recipients of the Scotiabank Entrepreneur-in-the-Making Grant for his Aquaponics project.
"As a Graduate of the Ocean resources - fisheries and aquaculture program, I hope to contribute to the growth of aquaculture in Nova Scotia by developing new methods of land-based food production through combining aquaculture and hydroponics," Scott says.
"My hope is this endeavour will allow our province to have more local food production year-round and, in turn, help local markets depend less on the importation of produce. Receiving this grant will help support me financially as I begin my entrepreneurial journey. Your generosity will allow me to bring my ideas to life with more confidence during a time of economic uncertainty. Thank you."