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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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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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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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Image Credit: Kevin Gessner (Flickr)

We’re big fans of Murray Hallam’s entertaining YouTube series ‘Practical Aquaponics.’ If you have been wondering about the potential for growing fruits in your aquaponics system, look no further than the Papaya trees that he grows in his system in Australia. Some aquaponics growers shy away from plants that usually require a lot of soil …

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Gaza Aquaponics. Image credit: David Berkowitz (Flickr)

Aquaponics is ideal for urban farmers, Gaza is a great example why. With the horrific goings on in Gaza recently we are reminded of a news article we saw a while back. In recent years, conflict with Israel meant that Gaza inhabitants had severe restrictions imposed in regard to agricultural land, upon which it previously …

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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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