Why Aquaponics?

Aquaponics is a potentially revolutionary way to grow food in any urban area, year-round without using corporate agribusiness methods.

Factory farming, monoculture, pesticide use and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) have all threatened our health, threatened the Earth and have ultimately failed as sustainable forms of agriculture. Corporate agribusiness produces more food in the near term but it is not sustainable as our water and topsoil become polluted in the process.

Couple these corporate agribusiness practices with climate change and dwindling natural resources and you have the recipe for a food crisis.

Despite corporate claims to the contrary, we can not feed an infinite number of people on the planet. There are limits to growth and the first will be that not everyone has enough to eat. This is already seen not just in the developing world but in the USA.

Nearly 50 million people in the US are on food stamps in 2012. Many more worldwide already know hunger on a daily basis.

This is where Aquaponics can play a huge role: to feed the hungry in small to medium sized gardens year-round throughout urban America. This Blog’s mission is to spread information and share knowledge about Aquaponics in Western Pennsylvania so that fewer people know hunger, and less food is grown with agricultural methods that diminish our precious natural resources and threaten our health.

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2 thoughts on “Why Aquaponics?

  1. I have been doing gardening that is sustainable based on a biological approach and helping people develop gardens for several years. I have been interested in aquaponics for several years and would like to build a greenhouse system in the grove city area that can operate year round. The present reason for this is food production for myself and others but with the ultimate goal of taking a well developed model into several cold climate countries and then some warm/tropical climats that need this kind of production. Any advice for getting started on this journey

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