Aquaponics is a system of growing protein (fish) and vegetables in a looped system in an organic fashion that mimics the natural systems. It is an ecologically sound method of efficiently using resources in a complimentary fashion to provide nutrient rich food.
In a nutshell, fish are grown in a controlled environment in which the waste they produce is then converted and used to feed the plants in the system. The plants use the converted waste products as nutrient sources removing the nitrogen products from the water. The clean water is then returned to the fish tank.
We have been operating an aquaponics system in our greenhouse for several years. We have successfully raised catfish, carp, goldfish, Koi, and crayfish in our tanks. Our grow beds have routinely provided us with swiss chard, kale, lettuce of many varieties, peas, beets, onions, kohlrabi to name just a few.
Check out the Gallery section to see more pictures of our greenhouse and aquaponics system. We will be posting on a regular basis as we update, harvest and plant new crops.
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