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Nile Valley AP Modeled on Growing Power

Nile Valley Aquaponics, Kansas City

This interesting and ambitious project in Kansas City is modeled on the latest design of Will Allen at Growing Power in Milwaukee. When I visited and met with Will Allen in 2013, he was hardly growing anything with Aquaponics besides watercress. If this system can succeed growing black soldier fly larvae (protein to feed fish) most of the year, it could be a big success and step forward in commercial AP design. Fish feed protein is a major input for Aquaponics systems. Source: Kansas City Star

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Largest Aquaponic Farm in World Breaks Ground in S. Dakota

largest aquaponics farm in the world

Cold climate? Shrumpf… Source: Argus Leader Sioux Falls-based Global Aquaponics Inc. will break ground on its first advanced aquaponics food production system next week near Brookings. The company calls its project “the biggest and most advanced aquaponics system in the world.” The facility is being built on 8 acres and…At full production, the 40-tank system in Brookings eventually will employ about 45 people and produce 2.5 million pounds of food a year.

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Industrial-Scale Ecosystems

Aquaponics in a warehouse

Here’s some evidence that Aquaponics produce tastes better than hydroponics: “Chefs tell us that the produce that we grow is literally the best produce that they’ve ever eaten.” Source: Fastcoexist “We build industrial-scale ecosystems.” So says Jason Green, CEO and co-founder of Edenworks, a Brooklyn-based urban farming startup. Unlike a typical indoor farm—a sterile environment, sometimes run by people in gloves or even by robots—Edenworks tries to build in as much life as possible. In their new warehouse, set to open in New York City this summer, fish will grow in tanks, bacteria will turn the fish waste into

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Aquaponics to Serve Homeless in San Diego

San Diego Aquaponics

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

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SEED Aquaponics

Pittsburgh-based SEED Aquaponics is part of a movement to make community agriculture even more eco-friendly. Colleen Beck started the company two years ago after spending time in Thailand researching sustainability and aquaponics systems… …When Beck returned from her research trip to Thailand and established SEED Aquaponics, the team built an aquaponic demonstration system at Garfield Healcrest Urban Farms which produces vegetables and herbs year long in the greenhouse. Then SEED constructed a system for an NGO in Slippery Rock. Source: Next Pittsburgh

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2015 Farm to Table Conference

Farm to Table Conference, Pittsburgh PA

Pittsburgh Aquaponics will demonstrate an Aquponics system at the Farm to Table Conference March 27-28 (this Friday and Saturday) at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The demonstration will be located and powered by the nice folks at Zero Fossil where the water pump and lights will get 100% of its energy from sustainable, green sources. So, if you have not made plans already, come down this Friday or Saturday to learn more about Aquaponics. And come meet other farmers, food producers, non-profits, retailers, green energy companies, wineries, dairies, apiaries, chefs, wellness professionals and people who care about food. You

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Earth Day Open House

Aquaponics open house

Please come to our open house on Saturday, April 19th from 2-4PM in our new south side facility in the basement of 401 Bingham St., Pittsburgh PA. Technically, Earth Day is April 22…but why wait? We have built an indoor Aquaponic system that is just getting ramped up to full food production capacity: a 4′ x 8′ media grow bed a 4′ x 8′ deep water culture trough with floating rafts 1 Swirl filter All connected to a 400 gallon circular fish tank and illuminated by high-efficient induction lamps. We’re growing organically: Kale Spinach Swiss Chard Tomatoes Wheat grass

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Europe to Invest $7 Million for Aquaponics Demonstrations

Source: European Commission How can we cope with the global future challenges? The growing world population induces competition for water, land, food, and energy. But resources are limited, and unsustainable agricultural practices and climate change are aggravating these problems. Therefore, the European Union (EU) decided to fund a visionary project: for the next 4 years, 18 partners from 8 countries will work on an auspicious new green technology. About 6 million Euros are granted to implement an innovative aquaponics system that has the potential to contribute remarkably to global food security for the 21st century… In the project, four

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New Ken Man Brings Aquaponics to Haiti

Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review One goal of Give Hope Global is an aquaponics project to help make the orphanage self-sufficient. The first step is to build pools to raise tilapia. Then, the water from the fish pools in channeled into water gardens by way of a solar-power system. The water is recirculated back into the pools. Tom Roberts designed and built the sheds over the aquaponics tanks. The gardens will allow orphanage residents to grow vegetables in a series of areas 50 feet by 4 feet wide. “We built the first 12-foot-round pool in October,” Roberts says. When the operation

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Vacant Land Ripe for Aquaponics

If you attended the Farm to Table Conference last weekend, thank you for visiting with us. We enjoyed meeting and talking with everyone. Pittsburgh needs more Aquaponic gardeners to make the city more resilient. If you didn’t have a chance to pick up a copy of the DIY Aquarium Aquaponics manual, it is now available for sale here. The article below stems from my work to bring Aquaponics to food deserts in communities like Garfield, Larimer and Hazelwood. There are plenty of vacant lots and the opportunity to grow local organic veggies would be huge. Source: Pop City Media

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