Oct 03

The Key Elements of a Healthy Water Environment

The Key Elements of a Healthy Water Environment Water is THE lifeblood of your aquaponic system. It helps move the fish waste out of the tank into the filter and brings new fresh water to your fish. It recirculates nutrients from the filtration to the plants. Warm, nutrient-rich water provides the perfect environment for the […]

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Sep 13

Aquaponics to be CERTIFIED as Organic?

I know what you are probably thinking…aquaponics is already organic, so what’s the call for help all about? We all know that aquaponics is about building a flourishing ecosystem, reducing resource consumption, and growing incredibly nutritious food. Those are givens. But as an industry, the opportunity for aquaponics to be CERTIFIED as organic is under […]

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Aug 24

5 Strategies for Getting Started in Aquaponics as a Business

If taking your aquaponics hobby to the next level sounds like a dream come true, then you are on the path to becoming an aquaponic farmer. But, you may be wondering, where do you begin. Having been an aquaponic hobbyist and farmer since 2010 JD and I continue to be passionate about sharing our knowledge […]

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Aug 09

ButterCrunch Farms Eagle, CO

In the fall of 2016 we had the pleasure of building a custom aquaponics farm for Robert and Peri Berman of Eagle, CO. Robert and Peri did things right from the start and here is a little about their journey. Starting Small Peri and Robert had a vision to build an aquaponics farm to provide […]

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Jul 20

10 Tips for Beating the Summer Heat

Summer is an exciting growing season both inside and out – in the garden and the greenhouse.  The extended light and the rising temperatures bring both benefits and challenges to your aquaponic system. It’s important to note the changes the heat will bring and how it will impact your plants and fish. We have created a list of the […]

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Sep 27

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School Profile: The Helios Project @ Pomfret School

School Profile: The Helios Project @ Pomfret School | Pomfret, CT  What is the name of your school and where is it located?  Pomfret School in Pomfret, CT. The Helios Project  is a student-named project  to build a passive solar aquaponic greenhouse.  Students built the website for the project:  helios.pomfretschool.org. What subject do you teach?  AP and […]

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Aug 25

School Profile of the Month: Lakewood High School

School Profile: Lakewood High School | Lakewood, CO  Aquaponics in the classroom   What is the name of your school and where is it located? Lakewood High School, Lakewood, Colorado What subject do you teach? Engineering, Sustainability and Renewable Energy What inspired you to incorporate aquaponics into your classroom? My students were designing a plant […]

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Jul 27

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Outdoor Aquaponics

AquaUrban Sleek

                  Summer is in full swing, and the outdoor aquaponics system is growing lots of goodies. There are some really great things associated with growing outdoors, like Mother Nature intended. Living in Colorado, we enjoy growing indoors in the cold weather months, then move the system outside […]

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Jul 01

Food Independence

Food Independence

While America celebrates its’ independence on July 4th with barbeques, pledges of allegiance, and fireworks, we asked our team members what Food Independence means to them: JD Sawyer (Co-Owner) – Food is a right not a privilege. Everyone, regardless of their social or economic status deserves to eat clean, healthy and fresh food. Community aquaponics is […]

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Jun 21

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Aquaponic Gardener Profile – Ouroboros

Aquaponic Gardener Profile – Ouroboros Half Moon Bay, CA Established 2012 & Owned by Ken Armstrong and Jessica Patton Ken and Jessica bring a dedicated focus on clean food and healthy lifestyle choices at Ouroboros Farms, and work to provide all their customers with a deeper connection to their food source. They recognize the potential for increased […]

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