Commercial aquaponics greenhouses are a perfect fit for social missions like this one in San Diego that deliver triple bottom line benefits to people and planet with a healthy profit.
Vista ‘s Solutions Farms began growing vegetables and fish about a year ago as a way to teach job skills and raise money to help fight homelessness. Nutrient-rich water from the fish tank feeds plants, and in turn, the plants purify the water that goes back into the fish tank. It allows the farming system to use very little water once the tanks are full.
The expansion will triple the greenhouse size and more than quadruple output, said Chris Megison, president and CEO of Solutions for Change.
The farm sells organic produce to two North County school districts and is looking to add more.