Aquaponics, What is a Grow Bed?

The Aquaponics USA Food-Growing systems have two main components–the Grow Bed and the Fish Tank. That’s where all the action is taking place. It’s pretty easy to see the main action in the fish tank. Just check out our web cam on the “Our Tilapia” page. But seeing the action in the Grow Beds is […] Read more »

Free Crop Insurance Plans for New Farmers

Some great information if your seeking to make farming, even on a small scale a business. Find Funding (Loans/Grants), Finding Farmland, Jobs and Internships and much more. USDA Provides Greater Protection for Fruit, Vegetable and Other Specialty Crop Growers Free Basic Coverage Plans and Premium Discounts Available for New, Underserved and Limited Income Farmers WASHINGTON, […] Read more »

Aquaculture Pond Construction

A few websites with nice information on Aquaculture and Permaculture Infographic: Aquaculture Pond Construction Use this visual diagram of an aquaculture pond to consider the best way to build your operation. By Rachael Brugger, Associate Web Editor; Illustration by Tom Kimball If done the right way, freshwater fish farming can be a great value-added opportunity […] Read more »

Aquaponics is the “perfect synergy”, using fish that will eventually be used for our consumption

Empowerment through Self-Sustainability & Food-Security Training, using Aquaponics & Integrated Growing! Aquaponics is the “perfect synergy”, using fish that will eventually be used for our consumption. These produce ammonia and solid waste. Beneficial bacteria then break down the fish waste and convert it to nitrates. The nitrates are then used by the plants as a […] Read more »

Aquaponics: Growing Fish & Vegetables Together

Nice article from you can never have to much info on aquaponics each is different so you can always pick up something new.       Introduction to Aquaponics: Growing Fish & Vegetables Together What if I told you that you could catch fish for dinner in your very own backyard? What if I told […] Read more »

The Advantage of having an Aquaponic System

Aquaponics is an integrated aquaculture (growing fish) and hydroponic (growing soilless plants) system that mutually benefits both environments.  Aquaponics uses no chemicals, requires one tenth or 10% ofuaculturthe water needed for field plant production and only a fraction of the water that is used for fish culture (Aqe). The waste from fish tanks is treated with […] Read more »

More then a 100 Skills for the Modern Homestead

A few lists from a couple different web sites, there are duplicates which I will get rid of but for my own information of what I need to learn myself this is a good start, a bit overwhelming , but a start. Why not finally get rid of the TV and ditch Facebook in 2013?Dare […] Read more »

What Are The Easiest Plants To Grow With Aquaponics

Posted by Larry  in Aquaponics uses the cultivation of aquatic animals and plants with a recirculating environment to create a mini ecosystem. It combines the use of hydroponics-the growing of aquaponics plants, with aquaculture-the growing of fish. The fish supply needed nutrients to the plants and help to keep the water clean to create a healthy […] Read more »

Rainbow Trout Farming for Aquaponic Systems

This is an excellently written article by Elena Piana, an Italian aquaculturist working at Goatsbridge trout farm in Kilkenny. Background: Rainbow trout (latin name Oncorhynchus mykiss) is native of North American rivers draining into the Pacific Ocean and it is genetically closer to the Pacific salmon rather than the most familiar Atlantic salmon. The body is elongated […] Read more »

Aquaponics: a brief history

The idea of combining fish and veggie production into an integrated system is far from new. Ancient precedents for integrated aquaculture include the chinampas of Mexico and the integrated rice paddy systems across parts of Asia. But how did we get from these sorts of ancient land-based systems all the way to backyard aquaponics? Aquaponics is […] Read more »