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Mixed aquaponic herbs! Credit: Don LaVange (Flickr)

Allopathic medicine is a great thing, however many of us are too quick to head to the drugs cabinet for day to day minor ills, which is criminal really when there are SO many natural solutions that work brilliantly! In days of yore, people’s gardens doubled up as a pharmacy, but this traditional knowledge is …

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Many of us feel that accumulating new gadgets shows we are going up in the world. However there is one gadget that we do not want to see in our kitchens, and that’s the microwave. Health is the most valuable thing we have, and we were curious to hear about the mounting research that shows …

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The world of floristry is missing a trick if it doesn’t know about aquaponics! In the flower trade? Why grow flowers in traditional soil if they grow faster aquaponically? As with anything in an aquaponics system, it will grow roughly double the speed as it would in soil. Faster growth means more amazing flowers to …

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If you’ve ever fancied eating like a rocket scientist then you can look no further than aquaponics! Could we one day grow food in space? A group of US students certainly think so! The New Jersey based class won a silver medal for their project a few years ago… and we can’t believe we’re only …

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If you’ve been on the fence about getting started with aquaponics, here are 11 reasons why you should make 2015 your year of sustainable change! 1. You can have an aquaponics system almost anywhere. Even if you don’t have acres of farm land, a successful system can be in your back yard or city rooftop. …

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For large parts of the world, this December marks a festive season full of overindulgences. Many people will use Christmas as an excuse to eat yet more unhealthy food – with nutrient poor, calorie rich ingredients that deplete our physical health. Festive season aside (your body will forgive a few festive treats!) most people do …

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We were interested to watch this video about the work of South African man called Japie Muller. He 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 …

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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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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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