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Sunday, December 8, 2013

Riverbend's aquaponics project in Gladwyne to be a model of sustainable farming

Given its location on a steep, densely wooded hillside at the very edge of Lower Merion Township, Riverbend Environmental Education Center’s 30-acre preserve in Gladwyne is not the most likely place to picture a modern-day farming operation.

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Why Aquaponics Could be Urban Farming's Ace in the Hole
Herban Farms at Cheyney University

PHILADELPHIA
Ben and Rebecca Frimmer take the concept of "farm to table" literally. Before moving to their current home in the Wissahickon neighborhood, the organic farming enthusiasts set up a hydroponic growing system in their apartment, and then, with a few ornamental koi fish, began to experiment with aquaponics.

"Once our entire....MORE

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AQUAPONICS - FARMING WITH A FISHING ROD
LivinGreen’s pioneering Israeli method combines aquaculture and hydroponics to create better farming for a hungry planet.
Fishing for food. Image via Shutterstock.com
Chinese proverb: Give a man a fish, and you feed him for the day. Give him a fishing rod and feed him for life.
New Israeli proverb: Give a man a fishing rod and a hydroponics farm, and you give him food and sustainable income for life.

The new Israeli proverb could be summed up in....MORE

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Dave Wilson sits in front of a viewing window on the aquaponics tank holding Tilapia that fertilize a tray of strawberries and lettuce above. Photo by Travis Grimler  Happy Dancing Turtle receives grant to study aquaponics, hydroponics
By Travis Grimler
Staff Writer
Happy Dancing Turtle (HDT) recently received a grant for expanding hydroponic and aquaponic production in central Minnesota.

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Glass vials contain colored water that has undergone indicator tests for pHAquaponics at Greenacres
Posted on December 2, 2013
This year the Garden Education department, along with members of Starfire, has been constructing an aquaponic gardening system. Aquaponics is a method of growing fish and plants in a symbiotic system that marries aquaculture (fish farming) and hydroponics (growing plants without soil).

In Greenacres’ system, water from....MORE

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American Samoa aquaponics project proves successful

An aquaponics farming project in American Samoa has proved such a success there are hopes to start other projects in the territory.

The Centre for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture in Hawaii and the University of Hawaii are joint partners in the project.

The farm in Taputimu....MORE

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EcoQube aquatic ecosystemAn all-in-one aquatic ecosystem that fits on your desk

In our all-too-sterile modern office environments, sometimes the only other living things (besides your coworkers) are the often neglected houseplants that take up the odd corner or windowsill.

And in many cubicles....MORE

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