Commercial

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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Education

Youngstown High School Opens Aquaponics Greenhouse

Source: Vindy.com The first crop has already been harvested from the aquaponics lab at Choffin Career and Technical Center in Youngstown. Several varieties of lettuce grown by the students were picked and sold to school personnel. “It was delicious,” said Renee English, Choffin spokeswoman. Aquaponics — the cultivation of fish and vegetation in a closed ecosystem — is a new program this year at Choffin. School officials believe it’s the first in Ohio. Antwan Anderson, 16, a sophomore at Choffin, said the students are growing beans and squash as well as the lettuce in a greenhouse on the school

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Commercial

Urban Farming with Aquaponics

If Chicago and Milwaukee can make Aquaponics work, there is no reason Pittsburgh can’t. Source: Food First The urban farming movement is gaining momentum. But for areas with limited or contaminated greenspace or a short growing season, aquaponics can be an alternative agricultural system. This new type of urban farm has popped up in underused and empty industrial spaces in a number of declining urban centers. The aquaponic system was pioneered by Will Allen at his non-profit farm Growing Power in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The vertical farming model pairs fish production with hydroponically grown vegetables. Ammonia excreted by the fish

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