Aquaponics Organic Mini-Farm in your Backyard
Bigger Veggies Higher Yields...Less water
Imagine walking out into your backyard and picking fresh sun-ripened tomatoes, squash, corn, peas, or a variety of crisp green lettuce, spinach, swiss chard, herbs, cucumbers, eggplant, and much more, all grown from organic seeds and without harmful chemicals or irradiation. Freshly picked peak-ripened fruits and vegetables contain more vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and live enzymes than produce that has been canned, frozen, picked green and packed and shipped to local stores and supermarkets. This is the way nature intended for us to eat. And the space needed is relatively small since grow beds produce such high yields in shorter periods of time.
"Fish and vegetables grow very well together in a symbiotic relationship in which the waste from the fish feeds the vegetables and the eco-system cleans the water returning it to the fish tank in a closed-loop, water-reuse cycle."
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More that a year in the making, we documented systems we installed with photos and 3 plumbing diagrams, dynamic graphics, how to build a bell siphon, construct a netting system, floating raft bed, vertical shade structure, pyramid dome, sump tank, using dynamic graphics and images.
Ed-u-ponics Education to Schools
Fish2Food Aquaponics had developed an Educational Aquaponics Programs for Middle Schools, High Schools and
Universities wanting to offer students cutting-edge aquaponics technology as an adjunct to their existing agricultural program. The program consists of an introductory DVD, Eduponics: Aquaponics for Education and a working classroom size aquaponics system.
Curriculum for Schools
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"Aquaponics is better than "Certified Organic" because you have control over the seeds that you choose, the fish and fish food that you choose, and everything that us used in the system that comes in contact with the fish must be "food safe" or the fish will not tolerate it. Requiring little maintenance, Aquaponics is a highly sustainable water reuse system, making it one of the Greenest forms of Farming Crops and Fish together."
"Aquaponics is a working model of sustainable food production wherein plant and animal agriculture are integrated and recycling of nutrients and water filtration are linked." -National Institute of Sustainable Agriculture Services
The Nitrogen Cycle
"Aquaponics can enable the production of fresh vegetables and fish protein in arid regions and on waterlimited farms, since it is a water re-use system." -National Institute of Sustainable Agriculture Services
This Eco-Friendly System of Farming all occurs because of the Nitrogen cycle. When fish poop and decomposing waste from the fish tank creates ammonia, that water is pumped into the growbeds where it encounters another eco-system including worms and beneficial bacteria that live on the grow media and the roots of plants. The ammonia is converted from Nitrites then into Nitrates which cause the plants to grow at a faster rate than ones grown in soil. Unlike traditional Aquaculture Farming, the plants clean the water so that the returning water is fresh and doesn't contaminate the fish. Because the same water is reused, only replenishing what is lost by evaporation, this system of farming is highly adaptable to arid regions where water usage is an issue. The pump and aerator could even be powered by a solar panel making this system workable and desireable for third-world and rural areas where electricity is an issue. Battery operated back-up generators can be purchased for times when sun energy is unavailable.
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