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Growing Power's Will Allen is the next big thing in farming.

Growing Power's Will Allen is the next big thing in farming. | Aquaponics | Scoop.it

Growing Power's Will Allen is the next big thing in farming.  In 2012 alone, Growing Power produced more than $750,000 in crops, raised 50,000 fish in its aquaponic beds, and composted more than 43 million pounds of waste.


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Japan Aquaponics's curator insight, March 10, 2013 8:49 AM

Will Allen uses aquaponics as one part of many approaches to growing sustainable food in an urban jungle.  His efforts to bring fresh food to the under-priveledged is remarkable, and inspiring.

Jim Oldfield's curator insight, May 13, 2013 10:25 AM

Will Allen is doing amazing things with aquaponics. He is a self-made leader in urban aquaponics and agriculture.

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Food Field Urban Farm in Detroit Heals Land, Sets Sights On Aquaponics and Economic Viability

Food Field Urban Farm in Detroit Heals Land, Sets Sights On Aquaponics and Economic Viability | Aquaponics | Scoop.it
Like many neighborhoods in Detroit, Boston-Edison, once home to Henry Ford, has seen better days. Abandoned, burned out structures are interspersed with vacant lots.

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Lessons learned from the Aloha house Aquaponics System in the Philipines

Lessons learned from the Aloha house Aquaponics System in the Philipines | Aquaponics | Scoop.it
An aquaponics system uses water in which aquatic animals are raised (usually fish such as tilapia or catfish) by which the water is enriched with nutrients from their waste, and then used to to both irrigate and fertilize crops ...

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Urban farming on brink of corporate era

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Urban farming on brink of corporate era chinadialogue A sustainability graduate, she has recently set up a company, Grow Up, to supply and set-up aquaponic sites and is setting up a demonstration site in Bermondsey, close to central London, this...

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Japan Aquaponics's curator insight, April 3, 2013 8:48 PM

An interesting article on the developments in urban farming in a few countries around the world.

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Tommie Brown Academy Receives Aquaponics Systems

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The Chattanoogan Tommie Brown Academy Receives Aquaponics Systems The Chattanoogan Tommie Brown Academy received an aquaponics growing system as well as hands on educational experience from Inner City Aquaponics, a sustainable farming organization...

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Japan Aquaponics's curator insight, April 13, 2013 9:54 AM

A very nice, simple system for use in the classroom.  PVC piping and old drinks bottles are a great way to repurpose and reuse items that might normally be thrown away!

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Aquaponics keep fishers afloat after oil spill

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Backyard ponds keep fishers afloat after oil spill

Many Vietnamese fishermen set up aquaponics systems like Sang Ho's. Some have joined an aquaponics farming cooperative run by the MQVN Community Development Corporation.


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Japan Aquaponics's curator insight, April 23, 2013 7:55 AM

Another great story about aquaponics assisting people and communities after some form of disaster has occurred.  Stories like this may help to demonstrate the benefits of aquaponics in normal circumstances as well!

Ethni-City Gardens's curator insight, April 23, 2013 4:35 PM

This is great. So glad to see that people are recovering nicely down in Louisiana after that unnatural disaster.

Japan Aquaponics's comment, May 2, 2013 3:25 AM
Absolutely! Aquaponics is just one possible solution - but it is good to see newer ideas coming to the fore when people are forced to think laterally.
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Could this be the future of farming?

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Could this be the future of farming?

This recirculating system is known as aquaponics, which combines aquaculture (fish farming) with hydroponics (growing vegetables in water) using the same water source.


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Japan Aquaponics's curator insight, April 23, 2013 8:09 AM

Another article about "Green Sky Growers" a rooftop-based commercial aquaponics facility in the US.

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Aquaponic Hobby Farming – Walking the Talk

Aquaponic Hobby Farming – Walking the Talk | Aquaponics | Scoop.it
With so much random and questionable data and claims being publish on the internet, we thought we could all do with some honest information about the costs of building and running a small scale aquaponic hobby farm.

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Japan Aquaponics's curator insight, March 15, 2013 1:35 AM

Another great post in this series from Paul at Earthan Group - anyone looking at trying aquaponics asmore than just a backyard hobby would be wise to read through this series of posts and find out the real facts and figures.  Do NOT rely on unproven claims from popular videos that make it look like it is easy to make money.... it really isn't.

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Aquaponic vegetable farm in Texas

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Aquaponic vegetable farm uses fish waste

"If I was to take this tomato plant and grow it outside, it would take ten times as much water," said Glenn Herring, aquaponic farmer at the first such farm in west Texas.


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Japan Aquaponics's curator insight, March 20, 2013 9:15 PM

I like the wide pipes that they are using with each plant in individual containers... it is an interesting way to do this.

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What is a Balanced Aquaculture or Aquaponic System | Earthan ...

What is a Balanced Aquaculture or Aquaponic System | Earthan ... | Aquaponics | Scoop.it
While the first limiting factor in any fish system is going to be oxygen and the second nitrogen, if you are planning to grow fish we will assume you have that under control. In an aquaponic system nutrient accumulation is also a ...

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Japan Aquaponics's curator insight, April 3, 2013 1:41 AM

Paul continues to bring facts and science-based knowledge to aquaponics, rebuffing the ridivulous claims discussed by people with no experience or understanding of aquaponics.

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Affnan's Aquaponics: CRAFTS 1st Installation

Affnan's Aquaponics: CRAFTS 1st Installation | Aquaponics | Scoop.it

This blog is about my day to day progress trying to achieve great home Aquaponics systems.


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Aquaponic farmers: A growing community in Central New York

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Inside Aqua Vita Farms, Sherrill It's that time of year: The farmers who grow our food can't wait to get outside on a daily basis, feel the warmth of the sun, dig in the nutrient-rich soil and plant their first crops.

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Japan Aquaponics's curator insight, April 10, 2013 8:04 PM

Aqua Vita farms seems to be showing the way for a small urban aquaponics farm... and those rows of crops look delicious!

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Complete News - earthrise - Aquaponics

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Japan Aquaponics's curator insight, April 23, 2013 8:06 AM

A good video showing a few different aquaponics systems in the US.  Growing Power is in there as well as a few other well known commercial operations.  Worth a look!

Wellington Aquaponics's curator insight, May 9, 2013 3:20 PM

This is a well done video that definitely shows the benefits of aquaponics.

Jim Oldfield's curator insight, May 13, 2013 10:49 AM

If you want to understand what the excitement is all about with urban aquaponics, watch all the way to the end. To see fish and greens raised together in an urban setting within bicycle distance of the end user showcases the potential of this technology.

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New Windsor organic grower plans $5.7M expansion

New Windsor organic grower plans $5.7M expansion | Aquaponics | Scoop.it
New Windsor organic grower plans $5.7M expansion
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Continental Organics uses a closed-loop aquaponic system that feeds uneaten fish food and fish poop to a wide array of microgreens such as sorrel, kale and Swiss chard.

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Japan Aquaponics's curator insight, April 23, 2013 8:13 AM

As interest in aquaponics heats up, we can see more money being invested in the technology in the US. Let's hope that Japan does not lag too far behind!