To cultivate resilient communities by producing high yields of produce that are distributed truly locally, using the latest technology, zero waste, minimal water while encompassing best practices in environmental stewardship with economic and social stability.
Food is the common thread that can help mitigate many of the world’s problems including climate change, peak oil, and chronic disease. On the path towards building resilient communities, nothing is more important than establishing sustainable food production facilities that are truly local.
Aquaponics is a unique approach to sustainable food production, which merges hydroponics (soilless food production) and aquaculture (fish farming). Simply put, the fish (which can be edible) provide the fertilizer for the plants while the plants filter the water for the fish. It is a symbiotic relationship that demonstrates biomimicry in its truest form.
Of all of the food production methods, aquaponics has the highest yields and uses the least amount of water with no waste. With live fish in the system, chemical use is simply not an option. As a result, in many ways, aquaponics exceeds organic standards.
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