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To London. And to a place I have been looking forward to visiting. Farm:Shop is not any old café, it is an aquaponics café, where leaves and vegetables selected from the aquaponics system are used to make a variety of delicious soups, salads and sandwiches, as well as educating people on this essential method of …

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Aquaponics in India.

I’m in England visiting my parents, and I’ve been making myself useful by becoming the resident fruit picker in our garden. My biggest job has been a gnarly old plum tree, which has come up trumps this summer with the biggest load of juicy plums we’ve had in years. What has struck me about this …

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There is often a certain level of amazement when people first learn about aquaponics and how it works. No soil? The fish feed the plants? The plants grow how fast?! We like this video from the BBC showing locals pushing forward with a local food initiative ‘Incredible Edible.’ Local food is so important as it …

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Aquaponics is everywhere. Rian (Ree) Saunders (Flickr)

Each aquaponics system is unique. Here is fascinating example of a system in a colder climate. Television presenter Kate Humble has set up the UK’s first aquaponic solar greenhouse. Humble presents the UK program ‘Springwatch’ which explores rural wildlife. Her frustration at the abundance of unused farmland across Britain and excessive food wastage (she has …

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The global need for more and more food has made allowances for some agricultural methods with questionable ethics. One of these is continual deforestation to create arable land. Many forest clearers burn hundreds of acres of rainforest. This not only decreases the Earth’s ability to sequester carbon and accelerates climate change, but it destroys the …

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Aquaponics workshop. Image Credit: Maciej Wojnicki (Flickr)

Just one of the ways aquaponics is truly special is the ability to place a system almost anywhere. Small urban systems are becoming increasingly popular, and if you are a city dweller this is the perfect way to provide food for your family and as well as having a profitable business. Our cities are expanding, …

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Charlie Price @ TEDx Warwick

There is a TED talk for just about anything cool these days, so of course there are some great talks on Aquaponics. The below video is our favorite as the speaker Charlie Price covers the bases in a way that is both informative and easy to understand. Charlie is from Aquaponics UK – the social …

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Keeping your aquaponics system in a greenhouse is optional, but there are several benefits. – Environmental control – such as keeping crops warm during winter months – Protection – In case of hail, excess wind or monsoon. – Insect and pest exclusion In short, a greenhouse can help you provide the right environment all year …

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Is aquaponics the answer

By 2050, the world’s population will have risen by 2 billion people. Are we ready to feed 9 billion mouths? The answer is no – we do not even feed all the mouths we already have. Food is connected to everything we do. Everything we eat was grown by someone, somewhere. And yet, the gulf …

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Getting to grips with your Aquaponics system? Here are 5 key pointers to get you started on your journey. 1. Location – One of the first question marks that arises once you have decided to set up an aquaponics system is where should you set it up – indoors or outdoors? Outdoors has the benefit …

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