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We were interested to watch this video about a South African man called Japie Muller who has set up an aquaponic system in his home town of Stellenbosch (about 50 KM east of Cape Town) in order to help feed the high numbers of people living below the poverty line. Like India, South Africa has …

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Image credit: Rob Deutscher (Flickr)

As cities grow ever bigger, and more rural land gets taken over, it will become more important to grow food within the city. We like to think more people will have their own personal aquaponic farms on their roof, or that colony’s will have their own aquaponic systems to start growing their own food. But …

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Image credit: Michael Coghlan (Flickr)

The federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana has been teaching its inmates how to raise fish and plants with their own aquaponics system. Not only is this a great educational project, but this practice also saves the taxpayer money, as the inmates are growing their own food! We would also bet that this new found …

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Aquaponic vegetables? Masahiro Ihara (Flickr)

We were fascinated and delighted to hear about the work of a student called Miles Medina in the US. His journey into aquaponics all started with a routine trip to the grocery store. It was here that a thought occurred to him: Could stores start selling the fruit and veg they sell right on their …

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Aquaponics has no weeds! Image credit: Digital Temi (Flickr)

  Aquaponics is many wonderful things.  It is environmentally friendly, uber-efficient and fast, and completely organic. It is also fantastic for the home gardener. Here’s why: 1.  Your osteopath will thank you (or be wanting for business).  You can set grow beds at whatever height you want – we recommend waist height!  This way there …

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Mayan temple. Yuri Islas (Flickr)

It was at this time only two years ago that many people believed that the world as we knew it would soon be over. According to the famous Mayan prophecy, in December 2012 the world was going end. Depending on your view-point, nothing or plenty has changed since then. Although many took this ‘end of …

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Image Credit: Steenbergs (Flickr)

55% of all India’s tea is grown in Assam. The climate here, just like everywhere else in the world, has changed in recent years. It has become hotter and the rainfall patterns are different. This has resulted in an 18.4% decrease in productivity since 2007. When we talk about climate change on this blog, it …

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Jelene Morris (Flickr)

It’s not a competition, but if it was… 1. Hydroponics is more expensive and less natural. Hydroponics uses expensive chemical nutrient solutions, which are becoming increasingly expensive and due to over-mining of some of the ingredients it is getting increasingly harder to find good quality. Aquaponics needs only fish feed as an input – far …

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Hydroponic grass. BBC Countryfile - You Tube

Those in the business of animal rearing might consider aquaponics as a long term money saving option for feeding their livestock. Fresh and green almost always outweighs any other type of foodstuff in the health stakes. Grass fed cows, for instance, provide a superior milk. 100% grass fed cows milk is richer in omega 3, …

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The Age of Stupid: You Tube

We always take an active interest in environmental concerns, and as such have been so struck by the film ‘The Age of Stupid.’ This film was actually released in 2009 so we are coming to it rather late, however we have been making our way through some of the fascinating documentaries on Films for Action …

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