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Aquaponics: The Brighter, Greener Food System

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When it opens in mid-Market in early 2015, The Perennial will be a restaurant whose mission is to serve delicious food while being as sustainable and...
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Great to see restaurants committed to delivering the freshest food possible.

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Shizuoka University Aquaponics System

Shizuoka University Aquaponics System | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it

These photographs show the set up of a new indoor aquaponics system that was installed in Professor Jonathan deHaan's classroom at the University of Shizuoka - an hour's bullet train ride south of Tokyo.


The system was to demonstrate the principles of aquaponics to staff and students at the university, but needed to fit within a small space within Jonathan's room.


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http://www.japan-aquaponics.com/shizuoka-university-system.html


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This was an indoor installation for professor Jonathan deHaan at Shizuoka University in Japan.  He wanted a system to fit into his office and look good... and so this article shows the details of that system.

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tZen_Farmacist's curator insight, February 4, 11:13 PM

Officeponics.  Yes, you can grow food anywhere

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Apparently People Now Cram Farms Into Shipping Containers

Apparently People Now Cram Farms Into Shipping Containers | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it

Apparently People Now Cram Farms Into Shipping Containers. Hoping to address increased demand for locally grown food in urban environments, French designer Damien Chivialle has masterminded Urban Food Units, compact food-growing...

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This is a bit of an old story, but an interesting one none-the-less.  The cost of these systems is currently prohibitive... but if the costs could be brought down then these could be an interesting solution for urban areas.

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Wind-Powered Aquaponic Dome Greenhouse

Wind-Powered Aquaponic Dome Greenhouse | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it

Aquaponics does not need to be a stand-alone system, and so it is great to see it integrated with many other types of systems and technologies.  Aquaponics needs a constant source of power, and so pairing it with solar, wind, or any other sustainable energy source is a great idea.  This project, a huge Wind-Powered Aquaponic Dome Greenhouse for Vermont could be very interesting indeed.

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DIY Aquaponics - Plumbing Guide: Part 2

DIY Aquaponics - Plumbing Guide: Part 2 | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it

This article is about DIY aquaponics information for anyone wanting to design and build their own aquaponics systems.  This guide is about more specific aquaponics plumbing components that are commonly used.

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Wellington Aquaponics's curator insight, December 18, 2012 11:58 PM

Very easy to understand diy plumbing guide to

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1 Million Pounds of Food Produced on 3 acres

Will Allen and Growing Power in Milwaukee, WI are pioneering the use of aquaponics in inner city areas to help regrow an interest in food sustainability and to ensure fresh food produce for those who may not otherwise be able to afford it.  This video is well worth checking out.


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DIY Aquaponics - Growbed Guide

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DIY Aquaponics Information for anyone wanting to design and build their own aquaponics systems.  This guides focuses on the growbed and what you need to consider when building your own system.

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Aquaponics pioneer Aqua Vita Farms closes; will sell off equipment and assets

Aquaponics pioneer Aqua Vita Farms closes; will sell off equipment and assets | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it
Owner sought investors last month, saying he was on the verge of making the business profitable.
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his is such a tremendous shame, but the owners could not quite make it profitable.  They are going to share their knowledge with others though, and each of these setbacks takes aquaponics as a whole, a further step up the ladder to sustainability and profitability.

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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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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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Growing Solutions in Tohoku with Japan Aquaponics

Growing Solutions in Tohoku with Japan Aquaponics | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it

As Aragon St. Charles watched footage of the tsunami triggered by the March 11th earthquake in Japan sweeping across the landscape from his still shaking Tokyo home, he could hardly believe his eyes. This land, some of Japan’s richest and most productive, stood soaked with the tsunami’s salty toxic cocktail mixed as it rushed over agricultural, urban, and industrial areas alike or covered with a fine layer of radioactive fallout. Such soil then, was rendered unsuitable for growing. In a country with a food self-sufficiency rate of less than 40-percent, this was bad news indeed.


“Straightaway it came to me that this (Aquaponics) was something that could be used in Japan,” said St. Charles. As he draws diagram after diagram of fish tanks, alternative energy sources, of grow beds and their crop arrangements throughout our conversation, it’s easy to see that just under the tidy chinos and button-down shirt of the legal recruiter he is by day rests a farmer just waiting for his moment.

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DIY Aquaponics - Bell Siphon Guide

DIY Aquaponics - Bell Siphon Guide | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it

This is the latest in the DIY Aquaponics Guides series from Japan Aquaponics.  This installment helps to demistify the Bell Siphon and the Loop Siphon that are commonly used in aquaponics.  We have also included a downloadable PDF guide that is easier to read to print out.

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Wellington Aquaponics's curator insight, December 18, 2012 11:52 PM

Here is another Diy Aquaponics Bell Siphon Guide

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DIY Aquaponics - Plumbing Guide: Part 1

DIY Aquaponics - Plumbing Guide: Part 1 | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it

DIY Aquaponics Information for anyone wanting to design and build their own aquaponics systems. This guides focuses on the plumbing and what you need to consider when building your own system.  This is the first part of a series of plumbing guides... it is a big topic!

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DIY Aquaponics - Growbed Media Guide

DIY Aquaponics - Growbed Media Guide | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it

DIY Aquaponics Information for anyone wanting to design and build their own aquaponics systems. This guides focuses on the growbed media and what you need to consider when building your own system.

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