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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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USA - Greener Portions Aquaponics Update

So many changes!
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Great new video from the Greener Portion guys.  What a superb way to repurpose old, unused buildings and create a healthier environment!

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Grow Your Own Fresh Food in the Middle of Manhattan

Grow Your Own Fresh Food in the Middle of Manhattan | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it
It's a natural thing for every human being to want: the ability to grow fresh, healthy food anywhere we call home, even if that's in the concrete jungle of New York City. That's where I've been spen
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Video: Aquaponic farming saves water, but can it feed the country?

Video: Aquaponic farming saves water, but can it feed the country? | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it
Aquaponics, a system of farming that uses no soil, also uses far less water than traditional agriculture. But while the technique is gaining attention, it remains a very niche way to grow produce due to economic limitations.
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A great video showing some great systems... well worth your time to look at this!

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San Jacinto School: Fish aren't just food; they help make it, too!

San Jacinto School: Fish aren't just food; they help make it, too! | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it
News: BOB PRATTE: San Jacinto school adds weather station for aquaponics | aquaponics, school, plants, water, fish, growing, weather, students, leonard, jacinto
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We love any news about aquaponics in schools.... fortunately, this type of news is become more and more prevalent all the time!

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Our Aquaponics System

How It Works For more information, please visit us at www.doodleydeesfarm.com.
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Another nicely put together commercial system in the US.  These small commercial setups are the start of the farming revolution and such pioneering developments really will help aquaponics move forward.

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What is Aquaponics? - The ultimate form of food production?

What is this aquaponics stuff that I keep hearing? It sounds like hydroponics and isn't that something for grow illegal stuff? These are some of the questions I ...
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Repurpose your basement for aquaponics.... a nice indoor system in the guys basement I think.  A productive use of often unused space!

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California drought spawns award-winning business idea

California drought spawns award-winning business idea | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it
SFU Surrey student’s innovative growing system is aimed at fighting food shortages
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Always great to see students getting involved in agriculture!  It makes us hopeful for the future!

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New Zealand - Aquaponics food security solution?

New Zealand - Aquaponics food security solution? | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it
Aquaponics food security solution? - Sunlive - The Bay's News First
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An interesting write-up of a small personal system in New Zealand

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Lily takes you on a guided tour of our "hobby scale" Aquaponic System in Texas.

Lily (age 7) Takes you on a quick tour of our "Hobby Scale" Aquaponic System, Vermaponics, and Microgreens. Thanks for checking out our video - Lily is ...
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You have to love seeing kids getting all excited about aquaponics!

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UW-Stevens Point opens aquaponics center in Montello - Madison.com

UW-Stevens Point opens aquaponics center in Montello - Madison.com | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it
MONTELLO — Chris Hartleb examined the crop of butter lettuce, and noted that the leaves are turning yellow around the edges.
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Aquaponics getting more serious study with a university and private company partnership - Nelson Pade leading the way!

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Organic Aquaponic Strawberries

Straw Hat Farmer shares aquaponics strawberry tips from the Grow Dinner Aquaponics farm. In this video you will see how we grow Strawberries in the NFT ...
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Looks fun... a good way to shade the house as well if you put these up in the right place!

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Fort Collins pair grow aquaponic farming - The Coloradoan

Fort Collins pair grow aquaponic farming - The Coloradoan | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it
The founders of KM2 aquaponics are expanding in Fort Collins and nationally.
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Commercial aquaponics is still marching forward in the US!

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Midway Aquaponics Barn

This video is about Midway Aquaponics Barn.
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aquaponics... cute kids... aquaponics AND cute kids... ok then, here is a video you might like!

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USA - Millennials Break Ground and Create Hope: Use Eco-Trip to Stimulate Business!

USA - Millennials Break Ground and Create Hope:  Use Eco-Trip to Stimulate Business! | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it
Schools for Sustainability, Inc. believes that impoverished communities know the solution to their own problems best, but are often unable to attain the proper resources. It is only natural that one of their first initiative was a community survey.
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This is a nice piece about millenial entrpreneurs and a University in the US, working together to help a community in the Dominican Republic.

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USA - Backyard aquaponics as self sustained farm in suburban LA

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I think that many people would love to have something like this in their backyards!

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Aquaponics Greenhouse Build

Building my aquaponics system, start to finish---Greenhouse and attached utility and fish house building. Showing all the interior systems.
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This is a nicely built system for a guy who clearly enjoys aquaponics.  It is a slide show with him speaking, but it really goes to show what you can achieve if you really want to do something.  Big thumbs up!

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Aquaponics by Yachana Lodge & Foundation, Amazon, Ecuador

Visit Yachana Lodge & Foundation, Amazon, Ecuador: www.yachana.com Florie travels through Latin America assisting hotels with a responsible state of mind ...

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Visit Yachana Lodge & Foundation, Amazon, Ecuador: www.yachana.com Florie travels through Latin America assisting hotels with a responsible state of mind ...

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New Invention: The Farming Fish - Growing Aquaponics and Superfoods

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Great looking small commercial aquaponics system in the USA.

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University of Minnesota aquaponics systems

The University of Minnesota has a new aquaponics research and demonstration facility.
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Yet another university doing aquaponics!  A nice, simple video showing their various systems.

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Costa Rica experiments with aquaponics to fight drought

Costa Rica experiments with aquaponics to fight drought | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it
The Costa Rican government is launching a pilot aquaponics program in hopes of offering an alternative to farmers hit by drought.
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An interesting idea... but they need to cover those IBC's, or paint them with UV-resistant paint pretty quickly, or they will have very nice algae farms!

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The Dirt on Growing Food in Water: Some Think It Can't Be Organic

The Dirt on Growing Food in Water: Some Think It Can't Be Organic | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it
The USDA and the board that advises on the federal standards disagree on hydroponics.
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This is an interesting discussion as we look at issues surrounding what constitutes organic produce.  It seems like regulations have yet to catch up to emerging technologies.

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Aquaponics with Murray Hallam

Gardening. Aquaponic Easy and Happy.
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Murray is well known in aquaponics circles, but this video is a good introduction to him and his systems.

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Museum of Natural History Activity Explores Aquaponic Farming

Museum of Natural History Activity Explores Aquaponic Farming | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it
The Connecticut State Museum of Natural History, part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UConn, will presenty an aquaponics program on Saturday, April 25, 10 am to 11:30 am.
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More mainstream venues picking up aquaponics!

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UK's 'first' aquaponic farm gets green (purple?!) light

UK's 'first' aquaponic farm gets green (purple?!) light | Aquaponics in Action | Scoop.it
A London warehouse will be converted into a salad, herb and fish farm, and will produce 200,000 bags of salad a year
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Great to see!  Small commercial aquaponics farm in the UK.  Farm-to-table in about 10 minutes... not a lot of food miles there!

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Backyard Aquaponics System

Sustainability Expert Mike Garcia shows what it takes to build a beautiful backyard aquaponics system. As a bonus, the end of the video shows a soil veggie ...
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we love seeing simple backyard aquaponics systems made from simple components that you can get at any DIY store.  Aquaponics donesn't have to be complicated... stop overthinking it and do it!

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