http://www.tedxmanhattan.org/2012talks Stephen Ritz is a South Bronx teacher/administrator. With the help of extended student and community family they have grown over 25,000 pounds of vegetables in the Bronx while generating extraordinary academic performance.
"Vertical farms, many stories high, will be situated in the heart of the world's urban centers. They offer the promise of urban renewal, sustainable production of a safe and varied food supply, and year-round crop production."
As the world’s population continues to gravitate around expanding urban environments combined with the fact that the quality of “good” land is decreasing we need to be very critical about what we do with “space” as it becomes increasingly scarce. Urbanization, climate change and population growth are putting tremendous pressures on this planets ecosystems ability to sustain us. The result of this pressure may soon blur the line and change our perception of how we geographical visualize agriculture and urbanization.
Ever heard of Vertical Farming? If not you may want to explore this website and discover how very real the possibilities can be when you emphasis agricultural cultivation within a city instead or around it.
Even though prawns don't generate as much polution as fish do, that many would certainly generate some -- I suspect enough to support at least one grow bed of light-duty plants. I'm definately going to watch this page with interest O:-)
I know that this is not aquaponics, but the achilles heel of aquaponics is its reliance on electricity to work..... so information about a potentially revolutionary new method to produce cheap and abundant electricity is definitely of interest.
We see many revolutionary new ideas all the time, but this is backed by signifcant scientific peer research and validation it seems.
Future Farm uses aquaponics to grow about 8,000 pounds of fish and 500,000 plants, which it sells regionally. But here comes the interesting part—this is done sustainably with the help of about 2,600 cows.
VIDEO Good intro to Friendly Aquaponics: Growing Infrastucture connecting Backyard Aquaponics with Global Hunger Isssues. Open Source. http://www.greengorillamedia.com Tim Mann and Susanne Friend share the results of their work developing efficient and sustainable aquaponic food production s...
Ollas (pronounced “oy-yahs”) are unglazed clay/terra-cotta pots with a bottle or tapered shape that are buried in the ground with the top/neck exposed above the soil surface and filled with water for sub-surface irrigation of plants. This irrigation technology is an ancient method, thought to have originated in Northern Africa with evidence of use in China for over 4000 years and still practiced today in several countries...
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