Building an Aquaponics Garden

Building an Aquaponics Garden

Why put all that labor into gardening when you can make a bunch of fish do it? This is the secret beyond aquaponics. Okay, maybe it's just one of the secrets - there may be more, as Jaden Hair soon discovers:

I showed him this Kickstarter campaign for a home aquaponics system, which I immediately backed and after watching a few YouTube videos on home aquaponics, he asked the magic question: Why is it so difficult to set up an aquaponics system for the home garden? 

Which led me to say, “It’s really difficult to set up. I don’t know of anyone, other than strangers on YouTube, that has built one in their backyard. What would be really cool is if the whole thing was AUTOMATED and you could control it with your iPhone.”

Which led him to say, “I bet I could do it.”

Which led me to silently give myself a high-five.

 
Fish

Image: Cara Harpole via Flickr

 

Read more from We’re building an aquaponics garden! at Steamy Kitchen

Related Posts

Just in Time for Earth Day: Building Our First Aquaponics System

Last weekend I had another one of those wild ideas that suddenly just manifests in your brain when you look at something. A little light goes off and you wonder why that thought never crossed your mind before. We get a lot of those around here. Pure moments of genius. Well, in our world anyway.  And we always share them with one another in an almost apprehensive way; knowing what we're about to say could sound totally insane when it's out of our mouths. It's always prefaced with one of us stating, "So I had this crazy idea..."   Read more >

Jaden Hair on Her Second Steamy Kitchen Cookbook, "Healthy Asian Favorites"

This year is proving to be a big one for Jaden Hair. The popular blogger is releasing her second cookbook, Steamy Kitchen’s Healthy Asian Favorites, and she also has big plans for her family’s Florida homestead (aquaponics garden, anyone?).   Read more >

Will Allen: Growing Power and the Good Food Revolution

In 1993, Will Allen bought the last remaining farm in the city of Milwaukee. It was located in a food desert halfway between two freeways on a very busy street. He bought the farm for selfish reasons.  He was looking for a place to sell the produce he was growing on his 100-acre farm in Oak Creek, WI, outside of Milwaukee. After a couple years, Allen started to work with a youth group on the farm, and eventually his friends talked him into starting a nonprofit.   Read more >

Comments

In order to comment on BlogHer.com, you'll need to be logged in. You'll be given the option to log in or create an account when you publish your comment. If you do not log in or create an account, your comment will not be displayed.