This annual lecture series is named for Professor Lawrence H. Vadnais and is sponsored by the Vadnais Endowment.
Sam Fleming is the co-founder and Executive Director of 100 Gardens. Over the past 10 years, Sam and the 100 Gardens team have installed aquaponic gardens across the United States and in Haiti, and currently have aquaponics programs in 17 schools and two correctional centers. In 2017, Sam presented the 100 Gardens vision at TEDxCharlotte. Sam also serves as the STEM advisor for the Aquaponics Association.