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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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United Soyabean Board (Flickr)

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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Image Credit: Appie Verschoor (Flickr)

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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Image credit; Ian Burt (Flickr)

Imagine: no weeds, no pests, no tilling the soil, no compost, no manure spreading, no watering, no rusty old tools, no tractor and all its extra costs, no breaking back and sore joints, no cracked skin or needless exhaustion, no working to the bone for no reward, no empty pockets, no worry…. …Sound too good …

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Image Credit: Glen Scarborough (Flickr)

Step aside, organic. Sustainability is the new buzzword in farming, and for good reason! Organic farming is great and all, but with the amount of water and land required to grow a substantial amount of food – it just doesn’t cut it anymore, least of all in India with its poor soil and volatile weather. …

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Justin Leonard (Flickr)

Dr James Rakocy is often considered the father or modern aquaponics. But how did he get here, and what convinced him that aquaponics was the answer to many of the world’s problems? ….. As a child growing up in the United States in the 1950’s, Rakocy had a passion for fishing, ornamental fish breeding and …

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