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The Spotless Garden; New York Times Aquaponics Features Farm in a Box

The Spotless Garden By MICHAEL TORTORELLO Published: February 17, 2010 Interested in aquaponics, but not ready to make it a life calling? No problem. An Atlanta company called Earth Solutions now sells kits online, on Amazon.com and the Home Depot’s Web site. Called Farm in a Box, they range in price from $268 to $3,000, … Continue reading

Sustainable fish food for aquaponics; Bioponic nutrient cycling

What makes bioponics uniquely different that aquaponics is that while it supports fish, it does not require fish to fertlize the beds. A balanced system is like an ecosystem, supporting all varieties of life but not depending on one element to support the operation. Continue reading

Algae as a fish food and pH modifier.

Algae creates alkalinity in the water. In fact, when we take a side stream of aquaponic water to our cells of aquaponics the pH rises up to range of 9-10 very quickly. We also raise algae with human urine, but if using as aquaponic fish food and ultimately for plants, care must be taken that … Continue reading

Peeponics in Georgia, Ecosan Urine Fertilizer in India, Urine Therapy Elsewhere

From around the world we are learning more and more how others are creating their own models of sustainability. Hydroponics would benefit tremendously to have a homemade source of fertlizer. The notion of organic can actually be elevated to a second generation, requiring that food consumed by the source of the urine was also organic. … Continue reading

Bioponics: Looking back to see forward

We have much to learn from peoples of “underdeveloped” countries around the world. In remote farming villages of China, fish ponds are managed with great efficiency, entirely eliminating the costs and complications seen with industrialized aquaculture. That is happening because their traditional utilizes a process of “nutrient cycling”. To fertilize their ponds and raise lots of fish, Asian villagers plant … Continue reading

Growing Microgreens, Day 10

This is an experiment in raising microgreens without dirt, chemicals or synthetic media. The Bioponica™ bed itself is optimized for 10″ standard sized trays. The water levels are set to fill to the top of the rocks and can be adjusted with drain valve to any level. With a bioponic method it is possible to … Continue reading

Microgreens Experiment; Day 2 Burlap and Fiberglass Mesh

Bio Juice? What’s up at the U of Hawaii Aquaponics?

This educator is making an excellent point. This at the Univ of Hawaii A&A Conference is iterated nicely. It mirrors what we’ve been saying at Bioponica. Aquaponics is just the tip of the iceberg, an I’m not talking about lettuce, but I am, really I am. Aquaponics is suitable for green leafy plants and light … Continue reading

Smart invention helps growers save money on seeds. A home made vacuum seeder. For in ground or bioponics.

Any grow operation will benefit from home made tools that reduce unnecessary labor. Spend more time doing higher value projects and make seeding simple by building a vacuum seeder from vacuum cleaner and easily aquired materials. If a similar contraption were built for seeding microgreens, space use could be optimized, considerably saving on the cost … Continue reading

This backyard harvest has gills and fins  | Atlanta Journal Constitution

http://www.accessatlanta.com/atlanta-restaurants-food/this-backyard-harvest-has-606966.html This article appeared in the AJC september 10th by Michelle Hisky, describing aquaponics in Georgia. Here’s an excerpt that mentioned projects I was developing here in Cabbagetown. It also included Brian Barth’s Tilapia operation in Decatur. Go Brian! Thanks for the write up Michelle! “While rural Georgians have long fished for their supper in … Continue reading

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