Commercial / Home Systems

Recirculating farming

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Doug Oster’s May 26 article “Recycled Aquarium Water Benefits Goldfish and Seedlings” highlights home aquaponics, a soilless method of gardening that pairs hydroponics (growing plants in water) with raising fish (aquaculture). Readers should be aware that aquaponics is more than a rewarding home hobby — it’s also an innovative form of agriculture that produces fresh, healthy foods in an ecologically sound way. Aquaponics is a type of recirculating farming and is what it sounds like — a way to grow food using constantly cleaned and recycled (recirculated) water. Because these farms are closed-loop systems, they can

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