What is Aquaponics?

“Aquaponics is a combination of aquaculture, which is growing fish and other aquatic animals, and hydroponics which is growing plants without soil. Aquaponics uses these two in a symbiotic combination in which plants are fed the aquatic animals’ discharge or waste. In return, the vegetables clean the water that goes back to the fish. Along with the fish and their waste, microbes play an important role to the nutrition of the plants. These beneficial bacteria gather in the spaces between the roots of the plant and converts the fish waste and the solids into substances the plants can use to grow. The result is a perfect collaboration between aquaculture and gardening.”

 

Follow Link: https://www.permaculturenews.org/2016/05/30/what-is-aquaponics-and-how-does-it-work/

 

“One of the coolest things about Aquaponics is that it mimics a natural ecosystem. Aquaponics represents the relationship between water, aquatic life, bacteria, nutrient dynamics, and plants which grow together in waterways all over the world. Taking cues from nature, aquaponics harnesses the power of bio-integrating these individual components:  Exchanging the waste by-product from the fish as a food for the bacteria, to be converted into a perfect fertilizer for the plants, to return the water in a clean and safe form to the fish. Just like mother nature does in every aquatic ecosystem.”

Follow Link: https://www.theaquaponicsource.com/what-is-aquaponics/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T15gXm6ha_I

 

 

 

Links to more Educational & Opportunity Resources are below:

 

EPA: Aquaponics Business Plan User Guide link:

 

Urban Agriculture APA report:

Building a System of Sustainable Agriculture: https://www.theharambeehouse.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Building-a-System-of-Sustainable-Agricu…pdf

Progress report for SGA17-001: https://www.theharambeehouse.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Progress-report-for-SGA17-001.pdf

Detroit’s Bold Urban Future: https://www.theharambeehouse.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/detroits-bold-urban-future.pdf

PDP Proposal:https://www.theharambeehouse.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Sample_PDP_proposal.pdf

Urban Agriculture:https://www.theharambeehouse.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Urban-Agriculture-APA-report-1.pdf

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