Aquaponic Farming

Aquaponic Farming allows practically everyone to inexpensively grow their own food no matter how little space they have and even if they live in a city.

‪Internet of Farming: Arduino-based, backyard aquaponics‬

‪Internet of Farming: Arduino-based, backyard aquaponics‬

To view the video, click here. Rik Kretzinger grew up on a Christmas tree farm and spent his college years studying horticulture, but he found it too difficult to make a living as a small farmer so he spent most of his career working for others. A few years ago, he began to tinker with aquaponics (fishfarming + hydroponics), sensors and the open-source microcontroller Arduino to create an automated garden that could compete with commercial farms. For the first couple … [Read more...]

‪Backyard aquaponics: DIY system to farm fish with vegetables‬

‪Backyard aquaponics: DIY system to farm fish with vegetables‬

To view video, click here. Rob Torcellini bought a $700 greenhouse kit to grow more vegetables in his backyard. Then he added fish to get rid of a mosquito problem and before long he was a committed aquaponic gardener. Now his 10 by 12 foot greenhouse is filled with not only vegetables, but fish. And the best part is: the poo from that fish is what fertilizes his garden. Aquaponics combines fish farming (aquaculture) with the practice of raising plants in water … [Read more...]

Friendly Aquaponics

Friendly Aquaponics

Do you know how to grow your own food? We do. Do you earn your living from growing food, or from some other business that is less than dependable in these difficult economic times? Would you like to become more self-sufficient in this area? We operate our commercial aquaponics farm in Hawaii, and teach you how to feed yourself by building and operating your own aquaponics systems, from indoor tabletop systems up to full-sized commercial systems of thousands of … [Read more...]