Organic food year round with my indoor garden.

"Indoor Garden"

We can feed ourselves with healthy, sustainable, food while keeping ourselves independent from a failing non-renewable agricultural system!

Aquaponics is sweeping the world and unlocking the solution to world hunger!

We need this technology here in America not just in the THIRD WORLD!

Aquaponics is a merge between hydroponics and aquaculture.  Both systems benefit from each others’ weaknesses.

Simply put, the fish feed the plants and the plants keep the fish alive by cleaning their water of poisonous waste buildup.

What a novel concept.

We as a society have an affordable way to produce fish and vegetables which does not include chemicals.  This is an important concept because chemicals have had a large impact on our waterways and environment as a whole.  This technology offsets carbon emission while nourishing our communities.

Many people own homes with property available for these systems.

Considering the amount of developed land we already own – our mission statement could be a reality.

Mercury is eliminated.

We all know how bad mercury is and how prevalent it is in our society.  In America many already consume debilitating levels of Mercury; it is in much of our fish, high fructose corn syrup, vaccines, and medications.  This technology offers Mercury-free fish thus reducing our Mercury intake.

Radioactive pesticides are eliminated.

Many still don’t know that our agricultural sector uses some very nasty pesticides, fungicides, and other chemical products.  These chemicals are the ones “approved” for use by various agencies.  We do not need to use these pesticides as there are much better natural alternatives out there at a slightly higher price.  Aquaponics breaks the chain of reliance upon these chemical manufacturers and allows people to verily control what they consume.

Look at these organic strawberries I grew with the help of some trusty goldfish.

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Benefits of locally grown food:

Many Americans have become reliant upon centralized distribution systems for food.  We transport our food across great distances for consumption, reducing efficiency and standards.  We pack our food with chemically based products to preserve freshness, and then we refrigerate it for the journey.   Locally grown food reduces carbon emissions, is of superior quality, and offers larger selection and variety.  Locally grown food is more expensive for many reasons but it remains our destiny as consumers.

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5 Responses to Organic food year round with my indoor garden.

  1. Derek says:

    Those look like some really good strawberries. I’ve never heard of this technology before, I’ve heard of hydroponics and aquaponics, but not this. This is a very interesting concept that beyond me. However it seems like one hell of a step up from modern agricultural farming.

  2. good idea. I have a question. I’ve set up an ghetto system for ~ $20 to test out aquaponics idea. I live in frigid Minnesota and was wondering what the cheapest way to keep the system going in the winter. any thoughts? i don’t want to have to get new fish every spring.

    • yes. i would consider running water pumps for added heat. running a couple of powerheads in your reservoir during the winter will raise the temperature of your water several degrees. you may need to invest in a heating element. carp can survive cold water but you will get better results with warmer water as they fish will stop feeding below 50 degrees f. i would use black colored containers so as to attract sunlight, and possibly consider installing some kind of sump indoors with a feed line. hope this helps good luck and let me know how it goes.

  3. anyone else building a system?

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