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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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I know we usually spend far more time celebrating aquaponics, however it’s close cousin hydroponics that’s caught our eye today. Our new crush in the field is Patrick Blanc, the botanical architect who we have to thank for many of the world’s most impressive ‘living walls’, such as this one pictured at the Athenaeum hotel …

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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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In school, we are taught that plants grow in soil. If we go outside of cities into the rural areas of the country, we see traditional farmer’s fields, where the plants shoot up from the ground towards the sun with their roots firmly in the soil. Most people keep potted plants in their houses and …

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Hydroponics and aquaponics are two innovative methods of growing crops. Why? Because unlike traditional agricultural methods, they don’t use soil. The main difference between the two is that aquaponics takes the ingenuity of hydroponics one step further, by symbiotically combining a hydroponic growing system with aquaculture. So what is aquaculture? It’s the process of cultivating …

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Could we make a futuristic Indian aquaponics tower to rival this one in Singapore? Singapore also has one of the highest population’s densities on the planet – 5.3 million people live within 710 square kilometer. In any case, crowding is something we’re also familiar with India! At the moment, only about 7% of all Singapore’s …

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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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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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We just have to show you this incredible hydroponics system! At the Milan Expo 2015: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life, France’s contribution to the event is a giant hydroponic garden, designed to look like the rolling hills of the French countryside. It will be a restaurant, a vegetable garden and a market all in …

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Aquaponics is a culmination of aquaculture and hydroponics, but what are they individually? Aquaculture Aquaculture is fish farming, and is a system of agriculture dating back thousands of years. 3500 BC in China is when the first farming of the common carp began, and remnants of ancient Egypt in 2500 BC show depictions of tilapia …

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