Education

Aquaponics Open House II

Unlike the first Aquaponics Open House, we will have extensive presentations explaining in greater detail permaculture principles, Aquaponics and growing MicroGreens for fun and profit. When: Sunday, June 9th, 2-5 PM Where: 401 Bingham St., 2nd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 (South side) Parking: On street

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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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