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Big Al ! #Aquaponics #OscarFish #Chillen #ThatsABigBoi
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Teacher using gardening for math, chemistry lessons

Teacher using gardening for math, chemistry lessons | Aquaponics | Scoop.it

A third grade teacher in Anson uses gardening and #aquaponics to teach her students multiple lessons. (Aquaponics in the classroom in Maine.

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Self-Cleaning Fish Tank + Garden Turns Waste to Fertilizer

Self-Cleaning Fish Tank + Garden Turns Waste to Fertilizer | Aquaponics | Scoop.it
Ever forget to clean out the tank? Or water the plants, for that matter? This design kills two birds (but no fish!) with one stone, and doubles as a fun instructional tool for kids learning about how natural systems work.
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Looks like it could be a great educational resource about aquaponics for the classroom. Click through to read more about release date and details!

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Egypt aims for revolution in desert farming

Egypt aims for revolution in desert farming | Aquaponics | Scoop.it
Water scarcity prompts farmers to use an ancient technique in pursuit of sustainable agriculture. 

Cairo, Egypt -The hazy desert that extends from the outskirts of Cairo has become the unlikely scene of another revolution that has the potential to transform Egypt - and it is green.

Inhospitable, yellowed wasteland is now yielding up ripe red tomatoes, fresh kale and schools of fish in a bold experiment  by the country's most precious resource: water. (more)


also see http://www.agri-tecture.com/post/62993571321/un-introduces-aquaponics-to-urban-farming-in-gaza


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We are now seeing proof that aquaponics can be very successful in arrid regions where it can prove most beneficial.

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Solar powered aquaponics for apartments

Solar powered aquaponics for apartments | Aquaponics | Scoop.it
A DIY aquaponics planter to grow veggies and herbs at home.

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Alan Yoshioka's curator insight, June 10, 2013 7:33 PM

open source  plans ....

Jim Hall's curator insight, September 9, 2013 10:22 PM

Lots of ways to make small scale systems that give some cooking herbs and are nice to look at.

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Hydroponic rooftop gardens turn Cairo green - Flying Blue Club Africa

Hydroponic rooftop gardens turn Cairo green - Flying Blue Club Africa | Aquaponics | Scoop.it
Two Egyptian brothers build hydroponic rooftop gardens giving poor urban families the change to produce home grown vegetables on their own roof to escape poverty. The plants scrub the polluted air by absorbing carbon dioxide.

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Aquaponics: Urban, Local, Sustainable, But How Does It Work Exactly?

Aquaponics: Urban, Local, Sustainable, But How Does It Work Exactly? | Aquaponics | Scoop.it
GOOD is a global community of people and organizations working towards individual and collective progress. (#good #AAAW Aquaponics: Urban, Local, Sustainable, But How Does It Work Exactly?
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Growing veggies all year long - Glenwood Springs Post Independent

Growing veggies all year long - Glenwood Springs Post Independent | Aquaponics | Scoop.it
Growing veggies all year long
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Roaringardens also features a unique aquaponic system. Three 530-gallon water tanks each contain Tilapia in a various stage of growth.

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What is Aquaponics?

What is Aquaponics? | Aquaponics | Scoop.it

Aquaponics

A sustainable food production system that combines a traditional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. In aquaculture, effluents accumulate in the water, increasing toxicity for the fish. This water is led to a hydroponic system where the by-products from the aquaculture are filtered out by the plants as vital nutrients, after which the cleansed water is recirculated back to the animals. The term aquaponics is a portmanteau of the terms aquaculture and hydroponic.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquaponics

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Good Link -- and great visual to get you going!

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Hamm's site will be aquaponics farm - Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal

Hamm's site will be aquaponics farm
Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal
When the founders of Urban Organics first visited the old Hamm's brewery on the east side of St. Paul a year ago, the long-vacant building was in disrepair.
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Fish fuel farm! Bushwick's Moore Street Market to boast 'aquaponic gardens'

Fish fuel farm! Bushwick's Moore Street Market to boast 'aquaponic gardens' | Aquaponics | Scoop.it

An aquaponic system filters waste from freshwater fish — think tilapia, goldfish, or koi — using a bacteria that converts ammonia to nitrates: plants' favorite food. “All you have to do is feed the fish high-quality food and it does ...


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Friendly Aquaponics, Inc. | Hawaii Group Trainings

Friendly Aquaponics, Inc. | Hawaii Group Trainings | Aquaponics | Scoop.it
Hawaii Group Trainings: 2012 Aquaponics Technology, Aquaponic Solar Greenhouse, and Commercial Aquaponics Traini...

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Aquaponics 4 Idiots user reviews. Download Aquaponics 4 Idiots or not?

Break-through organic gardening secret. Grow up to 10 times the plants, in half the time. (#natural #thrifty30 Aquaponics 4 Idiots: Break-through organic gardening secret. Grow up to...
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Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell Aquaponics Installation in UK

Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell Aquaponics Installation in UK | Aquaponics | Scoop.it

Hyundai is about to unveil a world-first: a unique piece of design theatre that aims to educate people about the real-life benefits of hydrogen fuel cell technology.


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A crossover story, it is terrifc innovative technology. Have a fun weekend read as aquaponics powers up!

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The role of aquaponics in food production: prepping for a sustainable future - Blue and Green Tomorrow

The role of aquaponics in food production: prepping for a sustainable future - Blue and Green Tomorrow | Aquaponics | Scoop.it

"Aquaponics – A farming method that is somewhat unorthodox and relatively uncommon in today’s shifting conditions, but at the same time symbolises a great deal of significance and represents a very intriguing prospect." (more)


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Though I am more concerned with worldwide food supplies than I am with the "prepper" movement, this is a great article about the possibilities for aquaponics.

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Design challenge seeks portable, renewables-powered alternative to diesel water pump

Design challenge seeks portable, renewables-powered alternative to diesel water pump | Aquaponics | Scoop.it
A new open design challenge is looking for viable alternatives to the dirty diesel pumps that provide irrigation water for off-grid farmers in India.
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via Tom Cooley: "It's particularly exciting for me to see this Greenpeace pump design challenge, since a few years ago I was considering holding a pump design challenge of my own to come up with pumps which would work for aquaponics systems in developing countries where there is no electrical grid. Looking forward to seeing what the contest entrants come up with!"


For futher information, see Tom's document:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1BFfSHJKdqvjWU4ZLDayoAsO6aggRL9VxZ-n14ouFADE/edit#slide=id.i0

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Jim Hall's curator insight, October 2, 2013 8:30 PM

Glenn Martinez has been working at various designs to create high pressure and high volume for Aquaponics system using very low power. See his work through Olomana Gardens and youtube. Also, Natalie Diaz-Cash.

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Feed Hunger Now - Learn Aquaponics to End Hunger - Donate to End Hunger

Feed Hunger Now - Learn Aquaponics to End Hunger - Donate to End Hunger | Aquaponics | Scoop.it
End World Hunger by learning the skill of aquaponics. Build and operate aquaponics systems with the knowledge empowered by Sahib Punjabi to help end world hunger.
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Aquaponics hits a critical level where it can begin to give back to feed the world!

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Urban communities getting hooked on aquaponics - Medill Reports: Chicago

Urban communities getting hooked on aquaponics - Medill Reports: Chicago | Aquaponics | Scoop.it
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Urban communities getting hooked on aquaponics
Medill Reports: Chicago
Fresh food can be scarce in urban areas, but aquaponics helps bring farming to larger cities.
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Hydroponic Cabbage - Yes You Can !

I've been growing a lot of leafy greens in the hydroponic setups. And some folks were wondering what else could be grown. Specifically... could you grow cabb...

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New Market Focuses on Eating Well and Education - MyHighPlains

New Market Focuses on Eating Well and Education - MyHighPlains | Aquaponics | Scoop.it
New Market Focuses on Eating Well and Education
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We'll be doing aquaponics, we'll be doing sprouts, micro greens,we'll be selling locally to local restaraunts and individuals.
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Aquaponics will feed nations | Lj4

Aquaponics will feed nations | Lj4 | Aquaponics | Scoop.it

Posted on12/17/2012

There are excellent reasons why everybody should discover a way to harvest their own organic food. Aquaponics creates a clean, healthy and balanced and sustainable source of fresh food as well as an effective protein source that is vital {with the looming food shortages {about  to happen worldwide.

In current many years there has been a good surge of people who are trying their {hand at generating their own Aquaponics systems, correct in their own backyards. These people are loving  aquaponics for beginners and are blazing a path to remain objective it is important to consider future of survival.

You need not be an expert to make sufficient food to feed yourself, your family and even many of your neighbors if you try. 

The vegetable and fruits that are developed in an aquaponics {system are 100% natural without any kind of chemical additives.It’s all natural and based on nature this cycle and you can uss it to grow foods quickly.The nitrogen feeds the growingvegetables and what the greens do not consume, is after that passed back to the fish after the normal micro organisms havedone their job. The fish’s waste are ammonia which is broken down into nitrates and after that is recirculated back again into the plants.
A simple system that is self sustaining and grows food as well as feeds the fish with just a little help.


Most of the best fish can be developed in an aquaponics system for their Omega 3 fatty acids, protien and used to reproduce for even more stock. When your aquaponics system is up and running, nature pretty considerably requires care of the rest. 


The FDA is putting far more limitations on farmers and what they are producing is lesser and lesser quality of foods that are becomming more nutritionally devoid.In addition, big manufacturers like Monsanto are genetically altering seeds, and it seems there is a war on organic foods.
With food shortages, growing food prices, now is the time to highly consider your own system.
Aquaponics calls for small room, produces food often far more swiftly in contrast to basic horticulture methods and it is lasting.
Far more nations globally are kindled foods enjoy corn and sugar as a fuel finds and ravenous their population.
Aquaponics can change that. Many governmental studies have been done worldwide, researching aquaponics.A lot of them agree on certain things. The super food in an aquponics hard drive grows 8 occasions quicker using 4 times more the density. If you ponder how that on your own could feed a population, the final results are staggering.
In most 3rd world nations aquaponics could practically get rid of starvation. Within two many years the word hunger could stop to exist owing to aquaponics.
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Seriously, an inspriational article, initially posted over a month ago. It's for the Sunday list. :) Aquaponics is growing expnentially because of the efficiency of food production and adaptability to a variety of growing environments.

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Aquaponics artists - Tbo.com

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The couple creates artistic aquaponics systems that not only display the exotic animals, but can produce food. Wondering about the difference between hydroponics and aquaponics?
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Gazans produce fish and vegetables in tiny rooftop spaces - Yahoo! Philippines News

Gazans produce fish and vegetables in tiny rooftop spaces - Yahoo! Philippines News | Aquaponics | Scoop.it
Yahoo! Philippines NewsGazans produce fish and vegetables in tiny rooftop spacesYahoo!

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NYC Rooftop Farm Classroom

NYC Rooftop Farm Classroom | Aquaponics | Scoop.it
Inspired by New York Sun Works’s Science Barge, a floating laboratory and urban farm, The Sun Works Center for Environmental Studies–the flagship Greenhouse Project Science Laboratory–opened in the fall of 2010 at the Manhattan School for Children (P.S. 333.) It’s a novel way, not of learning, but rather of experiencing science. In this living lab, which is an integrated part of the school’s curriculum, students learn to appreciate the importance of sustainable development and the connections between cultural and biological diversity, while at the same time they become empowered to make educated choices about their own impact on the environment. It’s a whole learning approach–students make connections between what they are learning in science and social studies and how all of it is reflected in the world in which they live.

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Wellington Aquaponics's curator insight, December 18, 2012 11:45 PM

Roof top greenhouse is an excellent way to have a secure school garden.