This past weekend I had the privilege of meeting Will Allen of Growing Power. Those of you who aren’t familiar with him, he has been growing food on a 3 acre parcel of land he grows 100,000 talapia, $300,000 of produce, has 500 laying hens and a dozen goats. He came to North Carolina to do a hands on workshop where we erected a 48′ long hoop house and built an aquaponics system.
Here is a video and below will be some photos from the weekend:
Recently I have been looking into aquaponics to start growing talapia in the planning phase of a larger urban agriculture project I am working on. I found this great video tour of an automated system that is setup in a tiny greenhouse. I found it interesting and thought I’d share.
Recently I have been talking with several folks here in Charlotte about aquaponics. It is essentially a production method to grow fish in an artificial setting, the benefit being you can raise the fish just about anywhere. Today I found this video giving some of the basics, so check it out. The one thing that I would like to figure out is how to reduce or cut out entirely any on going consumables from the process. I know you can grow loofahs, perhaps this would be a way to reduce the ongoing impact of the system.