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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.

But that is exactly what...MORE


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

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


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


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.

In hydroponic and aquaponic....MORE


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


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


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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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

New Ken man's mission to Haiti helps the poor

Mention the word Haiti, and the first thought for many is a place beset by war, poverty and bad luck with weather.

But New Kensington's Tom Roberts is doing his part to make the Caribbean country on the island of Hispaniola a better place for its youngsters...MORE


Economist challenges idea of aging farmer crisisEconomist challenges idea of aging farmer crisis
Agriculture economists have long warned that farmers are getting old and staying on their land longer, delaying the turnover to a younger generation. But an Ohio State University professor argues that those fears are overstated and the United States likely will have little problem replacing aging farmers as long as business is good, as it has been for the past decade...MORE


Aquaponics could end world hunger

There are good reasons why everybody should learn a way to harvest their own food. Aquaponics generates a clean, healthy and sustainable source of fresh food along with a great protein source that is crucial {with the looming food shortages {about  to happen worldwide...MORE


Chris Carter, left, facilities manager for Topeka Housing Authority, and Trey George, executive director for THA Inc., have learned a lot about aquaponics since E3 Aquaponics began operating in July. Aquaponics is a method of raising fish and vegetables in a way that each promotes the health and growth of the other,  ANTHONY S. BUSH/SPECIAL TO THE CAPITAL-JOURNALAquaponics: Where fish, plants and kids grow together

Educational program seeking youths to become 'co-owners'

Four-year-olds in Nicky Mersmann’s Pine Ridge Prep class take turns climbing onto a step stool to peer into large plastic tubs at E3 Aquaponics, 2705 S.E. 10th.,,MORE


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‘Aquaponics for Everyone’ scheduled in White Salmon

#Gardeners looking to produce even more of their own food may want to consider one of the upcoming classes in aquaponics scheduled in White Salmon.

#What is aquaponics? Growing fish and plants together in a symbiotic system...MORE


Aquaponics team, from left, Naomi Rosenberg, Gareth Coleman, Paulo Marini and Jeronimo Suaraez
Todmorden sustainable food garden launches

CAMPAIGNERS for sustainable food production, who have won the support of Prince Charles, have launched a £545,000 aqua garden...MORE


A farm for the future

Lettuce grown horizontally helps increase yields by maximizing the use of space. 
Lettuce grown horizontally helps increase yields by maximizing the use of space.
AN AMBITIOUS, NEW FORT MYERS FARM aquaponic, organic, urban, sustainable, scalable, patent-pending and out to make significant headway toward saving the world — plans to cater to some of the world’s poorest and most affluent citizens at the same time...MORE

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Until next week

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