Aquaponics is a symbiotic, organic growing system that can generate hardy produce and edible fish at the same time.
The fish water is recycled through the growing bed and back to the fish tank. The plants are fed by the waste products of the fish and then clean the water [with a little help from the friendly bacteria] before it is returned to the tank.
There is no soil involved: The growing medium is usually small gravel/pebble/rock or the plants are grown in floating containers on the surface of the pool.
Have added 5 videos on this subject, so that interested parties could see a wider range of options about how this organic food system works: They provide a variety of examples of systems- from backyard to commercial operations, which employ different produce and growing mediums.
Dale Wayne Jackson's Blog
Posted on January 26, 2011 at 11:30pm
DID YOU KNOW THAT: An inch of rain on an acre of ground deposits 27,000 gallons of water....Was fortunate enough to tour Richard Herman's OPERATION and see, first hand, how he collects massive amounts of rainwater on his land. Got it on tape and the video has been posted for your edification. Your comments are welcome.
Posted on October 13, 2010 at 11:09pm
Posted on August 22, 2010 at 11:30pm