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Saturday, April 28, 2012

New Yorkers bring fish farms to urban jungle

April 27, 2012 by Sebastian Smith
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Children arrive at a community center in the south Bronx for a session with the Society for Aquaponic Values and Education (SAVE) on April 19. SAVE teaches aquaponics to about 80 children each week in this socio-economically disadvantaged neighborhood.
So you recycle, drive a small car, and try to eat organic. But what about running an eco-sustainable fish farm combined with a naturally fertilized vegetable patch in your kitchen?

 Aquaponic Gardening
 The Backyard Farmer video update- Aquaponics at the completion stage of construction

    Added by Russell Hopper on April 23, 2012 at 10:09pm
 This weeks video I finished the construction of my aquaponics system. The entire project is cycling. The fish tank, two sum...

 Great Salad Recipes
Warmer temps bring to mind lighter meals filled with fresh greens. Build a better salad that's far from boring, learn why greens are good for you, check out a few tangy and delicious
coleslaw recipes, and discover the best method of preserving your vegetables. More...


 Urban aquaponics flourishing on South Side
by Elizabeth Bunn
April 25, 2012

Concern over food supply is growing. Pending permits from the city of Chicago, startups 312Aquaponics and Greens & Gills are ready to step up and help. The urban farming companies on Chicago's South Side plan to supply their microgreens to local restaurants, grocery stores and farmers markets.


BSU Project Proposes Anderson Improvements BSU Project Proposes Anderson Improvements

InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report

A Ball State University student project is offering suggestions to revitalize the Southwest Neighborhood of Anderson. The proposal estimates a nearly $90 million price tag for the entire
effort, which includes turning a vacated General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) facility into an aquaponics farm and food distribution center. The student analysis suggests the project could create nearly 6,000 jobs.


 Aquaponics: FREE Webinar; Upcoming Training at the Grange
April 23, 2012
by upstatenypermaculturenetwork

Dear Friends,

Wether you are a beginner, a backyard hobbyist, a homesteader, or a skilled professional wanting to grow more food sustainably and for less work, Aquaponics has something to offer.


Colorado Aquaponics Co. Rises from Ashes of Economic Downturn to Help Increase Access to Local Food
By Kari Keller / April 24, 2012 6:16 pm

The onset of the economic downturn may have proven to be a blessing in disguise for one of Denver, Colorado’s poorest inner city neighborhoods. Like so many other accomplished professionals, JD Sawyer was laid off from his job as the Director of Operations for Johnson & Wales University Denver campus in 2009. With extra time on his hands and a desire to teach his three children sustainable farming techniques, JD read an article in the local newspaper about a low income neighborhood in the middle of Denver where people had very limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables – a right JD believes everyone should have.


NMC-CREES Open House on May 4

(NMC) — Northern Marianas College-Cooperative Research Extension and Education is inviting all stakeholders, honorable dignitaries and the general public to its Open House on Friday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the NMC campus in As Terlaje.
NMC-CREES is offering two workshops — Crop Improvement Program and EFNEP —  in Room D-1. Concurrently, the other programs will be featuring interactive displays and presentations on Aquaponics, Tilapia Hatchery, homemade pesticides, new ideas for Value Added Food, Fruit Carving, home sewn dresses, and much more.


supreme-growth-zero-lotSahib Aquaponics Zero Lot Hybrid Aquaponics System – A Good Fit For Small Spaces
 Project News
Apr 212012

Sahib Aquaponics Zero Lot Hybrid Aquaponics System was recently highlighted as being “A Good Fit For Small Spaces”. This was an article in Cornell University Small Farm Program Newsletter – the Urban Gardening section.

Here is an extract from the article by Molly Davis…

“A Good Fit for Small Spaces

In suburban Orlando, Florida, farmer Sahib Punjabi has developed several models of miniature re-circulating farms to fit in small, underused spaces


Aquaponics Debut on Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day, we debuted our mobile aquaponics system at ECOmmunity in Costa Mesa on Saturday. Hosted by The Camp, the afternoon event featured a handful of vendors and community organizations, live music, hands-on projects like canning and succulent arrangements, kids crafts, and the Ecofficiency.Org mobile aquaponics system.

There we go, I sure hope there is enough for this issue to whet your whistle...See you real soon

Saturday, April 21, 2012


Desktop Aquaponics provides information, directions, diagrams, photos and drawings on how to establish a home hobby aquaponic system or aquaponic school project. This booklet shows you how to turn any aquarium or hydroponic grow bed into a unique, aquaponic eco-system.


Top Stories

Aquaponics puts the green in West Bank gardens

Published: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 6:44 AM
Imagine harvesting bushel baskets full of eggplant and cucumbers, enough to share with all your neighbors, without ever hoeing, picking weeds, digging in the dirt or even bending over. Retired construction supervisor Walter Baldassaro of Marrero says that for a retiree such as himself, his table-height aquaponic and hydroponic gardening systems are ideal.
John McCusker / The Times-Picayune Plants grow in rooks watered with fish waste. 
Walter Baldassaro of Harvey has an aquaponic garden, which combines fish, fish waste, moving water and vegetables in one wonderful, organic growing combination.
“I don’t have to worry about my back hurting,” said Baldassaro, who spends every day from about 7 a.m. to noon tinkering in his homemade backyard system, which includes a 950-gallon fish tank and a 650-gallon tank.


Aquaponics: a New Technology to Recycle Water and Feed a Rapidly Growing Population

An interview with Aquaponic Entrepreneur Mark Hasey on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, hosted by the Founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research.

Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) April 18, 2012
Sharon Kleyne, host of the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water syndicated radio talk show, is concerned about global water supply and food shortages in 2012, let alone 2050 when Earth's population is projected to have doubled.

 A Conversation With Urban Designer, Educator And Farmer Emmanuel Pratt

Posted: 04/17/2012 4:04 pm Updated: 04/20/2012 9:13 am

This isn’t just a story about teaching a man (or woman) how to fish. It’s more about teaching him or her how to grow their own eco-system.

It’s a story about re-use and waste, sustainability and design. It’s about plants, food security, farming, community, entrepreneurship and planning.


 Development News
Urban Organics redefines former Hamm's Brewery space
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Urban Organics, an urban fish and produce farm, is leading the way in redeveloping a portion of the historic Hamm’s Brewery site in St. Paul, which has been vacant since 1997.

The farm will be modeled on Growing Power, a nonprofit organization in Milwaukee, according to David Haider, who co-owns Urban Organics with his wife, Kristen.

“Urban agriculture and aquaponics can change the way food gets to people,” Haider says.


Franklin aquaponic proposal seeks zoning OK

A proposal to raise fish and grow herbs and vegetables in Franklin could obtain initial zoning approval this week.
Scott Biller has proposed the aquaponic operaton for 4.8 acres south of the 3500 block of W. Elm Road. The city Plan Commission, at its Thursday night meeting, is to consider recommending a special use permit for the project.


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Waltman Jacob, Aquaponics NU

Posted by SOCAP on April 17th, 2012

We asked Waltman Jacob Co-Founder and Head of Development of Aquaponics NU and one of our Social Entrepreneur Scholarship Winners how he is designing the future. Here is his answer:

My goal as an entrepreneur is to provide agency to people living in urban areas where the centralised food system has severed the connection between food producers and food consumers. The ideology behind urban production is two-fold. Primarily, it is seen as a way to mitigate unsustainable practices used in conventional production I.e. petrochemicals, food-miles etc. Additionally, it is a method of creating community around food and re-educating people about the importance of food, and about the need to design sustainable systems of production.


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