DIY: Everything You Need to Know to Build a Simple Backyard Aquaponics System

August 1, 2014 by  
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Aquaponics = aquaculture (the raising of edible fish) + hydroponics (growing vegetables and herbs without soil). You may have seen examples of this revolutionary way of growing food in some of the projects featured on Inhabitat . Per square foot, it’s the most productive form of agriculture on the planet, and is a perfect example of a living machine: a self-sufficient assembly of plants and animals that functions like an ecosystem , producing food for people without creating waste products or pollution. Read the rest of DIY: Everything You Need to Know to Build a Simple Backyard Aquaponics System Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aquaponic , aquaponics , aquaponics system , backyard aquaponics , backyard gardening , closed loop system , eco design , fish tank garden , home food production , hydroponics , lettuces , living machine , organic food , self-sustaining , sustainable fish , sustainable food , tilapia , vertical gardening , water garden

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AquaSprouts’s Stylish Aquaponic Garden Lets You Grow Fresh Veggies on Your Kitchen Counter

March 12, 2014 by  
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If you like the idea of aquaponics but aren’t sure how to get started, you’re in luck: AquaSprouts just launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their brilliant home system, which allows anyone to grow vegetables right on the kitchen counter. Imagine having lettuce and other summery greens growing right in your kitchen in the middle of winter, or a wide selection of fresh herbs at your fingertips for all your culinary needs. Sure, you could keep a few potted plants here and there and hope that you’ll remember to water them regularly, or you could get on board with sustainable growing techniques for a far more efficient way to garden indoors. Read the rest of AquaSprouts’s Stylish Aquaponic Garden Lets You Grow Fresh Veggies on Your Kitchen Counter Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aquaponic , aquaponic gardening , aquaponics , AquaSprouts , fish , fish tank , fish tank garden , Gardening , herbs , indoor food , indoor gardening , kickstarter , lettuce , Urban Farming , urban gardening , water garden        

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