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Friday, January 17, 2014

SJHS gets grant to help with aquaponics project

Thursday, January 16, 2014
SANFORD — The Corning Incorporated Foundation has awarded a grant to Sanford Junior High School for students to use to further research and develop the school’s 500-gallon aquaponic tank.

According to SJHS student Adam Genereux, three teachers, Ms. Allen, Ms. Rosa and Ms. Nason, applied for the grant. The Foundation has asked that the grant’s sum remain unknown to the public.

“The class will use the grant to pay for equipment and....MORE

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Paleface Feed & Garden Supply

by Kyle Webb January 15, 2014

Photo by Kyle Webb

Paleface owner Gary Hoffman said he wants to start a co-op for the store in 2014.
Spicewood supply shop expects growth for 2014
Gary Hoffman, owner of Paleface Feed & Garden Supply, said the sale of home aquaponic gardens has taken off in 2013 and 2014. Aquaponics is a sustainable food production system that combines raising aquatic animals, or aquaculture, with cultivating plants in water, or hydroponics, to create a symbiotic environment.
“People spent all last year investigating [aquaponics], and now they are investing in it,” he said. “The poor soil quality and the lack of rain this year have really pushed sales.”

Hoffman said he expects aquaponics sales...MORE

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New collaboration with Viridis Aquaponics

Viridis Aquaponics in Watsonville is an innovative leader in the exciting new field of aquaponics.  We are pleased to announce that we are partnering with Viridis to expand and enhance our year-round tomato breeding program, and that Viridis will be producing our tomato varieties for specialty markets 365 days a year!

If you would like to see our...MORE

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Making the old new again
Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 2:08 pm

Students learn how ancient technique creates sustainable farming
marian galbraith

Seventh graders in Deb Wimberly’s science class at Westwood Middle School in Manchester are learning first-hand about an ancient technique for sustainable farming that could revolutionize the food industry.

Known as “aquaponics,” the concept is believed to have begun in the time of the Aztecs. It consists of a symbiotic combination of aquaculture, or fish farming, with hydroponics, a way of growing plants in water instead of soil.

Waste generated by the fish, which are...MORE

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Tips for Starting an Aquaponics Garden

Increasingly, people are looking for ways to have more control over the source of their food. They are also looking for ways make their food supply more sustainable. The answer, for many, is found in aquaponics, a fairly new method of gardening that is quickly becoming popular. Aquaponics gives people a sustainable way to grow their own food at home, regardless of what the soil in their yard may be like.

“Aquaponics is an environmentally....MORE

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Polytunnel sought for community project

6:10am Tuesday 14th January 2014 in News
PARTICIPANTS in a community-based project have a polytunnel vision for a project they want to carry out.

Amber Market Garden, located in the grounds of The Granary Hotel and Restaurant, Stone, is run by young adults with learning disabilities and offers a range of work-based programmes, all designed to increase opportunities for them to experience new activities.

They are setting up an....MORE

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A Clever Cube of Conservation

Written by: Kyle McVey

Two UCSD students share the story of how they created the EcoQube, an artistic desktop aquarium that uses plants to purify and recycle water

UCSD junior Eric Suen and senior Kevin Liang call their creation a frame for nature’s art. A compact, two-tiered desktop aquarium, the EcoQube runs on aquaponics — an agricultural technique that doesn’t use soil — to convert waste from fish into fertilizer for plants grown in water.

Liang believes aquaponics is...MORE

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