Aquaponics - A Growing Industry
Not many here in the WA community will know what Aquaponics is so I will give you a quick overview.
Aquaponics is a very ancient method of growing dating back thousands of years. It was taken up by Canadian researchers in the early 1990s and since then it has taken off as a commercial and home growing option for those wanting to produce organics food at low cost.
Aquaponics operates using both fish and plant. The water from the fish pond is circulated through the growbed and fertilises the plants. The grow bed cleans and conditions the water for the fish.
There is a great deal goes on behind the scenes here but this is a very basic idea of how it works.
Aquaponics, when done right, grow healthy plant and fish at least twice as fast as conventional gardening. The plants grow bigger and healthier and all this with huge cost savings.
Aquaponics is the way of the future, it is a sustainable way to produce fresh food and vegetables. For those wanting to grow at home it is very practical. You can produce enough food for a family of 4 in a very small area. With vertical Aquaponics, as little as 2 metres by 2 metres.
An article published on Huffington Post claims sustainable farming will be a 3 trillion dollar industry in the very near future. Studies are being put to the UN on this to find a way to encourage countries to adopt these gardening practices.
Read the post http://huff.to/2eEEbVR
Not the nromal post for this comunity but I am passionat about this industry and want to spread the word, I hope you enjoyed my post and perhaps learned something. If you are interested in learning more message me.