Building a world of
resilient communities.

MAIN LIST

 

Small Scale Aquaponics – From Fish Poop to Seafood Dinner



pm242_500Tour a closed-loop water system where one critter’s wastes become another’s food. Inside a steamy greenhouse, Jeremy Roth of Aprovecho Center’s Aquaculture Project shows us fish tanks containing tilapia just like you might order in a restaurant. Water from the tanks is pumped through troughs where pond plants take in the nutrients from the fish. Plant material is then returned to feed the fish in their tanks. The nutrient-rich water is also diverted to nourish veggies like chard, tomatoes, and water chestnuts rooted in a shallow gravel bar. In this cycle, aquaponics yields generous quantities of high quality protein from a very small footprint. Episode 242. [aprovecho.net]

What do you think? Leave a comment below.

Sign up for regular Resilience bulletins direct to your email.

Take action!  

Find out more about Community Resilience. See our COMMUNITIES page
Start your own projects. See our RESOURCES page.
Help build resilience. DONATE NOW.

 

This is a community site and the discussion is moderated. The rules in brief: no personal abuse and no climate denial. Complete Guidelines.


Small Farmers at the Forefront of Riverside’s Urban Agriculture

The newly formed Riverside Food System Alliance, a coalition of diverse …

Does Art Sense Social Change Before Science Does?

Artists rely on emotion to evoke the real raw truths of life.

A Good Move for Flint: Relocating Public Market Improves Food Access

As the city of Flint, Michigan is still mired in the aftermath of the …

How to Plan a Food Snowball

One of many problems caused by global warming is that fewer people know what …

Brooklyn Youth Create Jobs (and Community Roots) Through Local Compost Program

The combination of BK Rot’s many aspects—creating green jobs for …

If the World’s Soils Keep Drying Out that’s Bad News for Microbes (and People)

Deep beneath our feet, out of sight and out of mind, millions of tiny …

Lessons from a Young Food Forest: Taking Stock of My 12-year Permaculture Adventure

How many humans does it take to re-invent agriculture?  Just …