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 roofs?
The idea turned into an award winning Master’s thesis.
After doing some research, I learned a start-up company based in New York City was trying to do just that with hydroponics. I looked into it and didn’t feel satisfied that hydroponics could reduce the negative environmental impacts associated with agriculture.
He then discovered aquaponics and a passion was born.
Medina conducted a study and found that certain fertilizers (when combined with the nutrient rich fish waste) means that aquaponic farmers can grow even more vegetables.
He quite rightly says:
As our global population increases and more of us live in cities, we have to find opportunities and develop new ways to provide for ourselves in a way that’s environmentally sustainable.
Keep up the good work Miles!
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