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Aquaponics At McNair Discovery Learning Academy

Aquaponics is a method of sustainable agriculture that combines hydroponics (soilless agriculture) and aquaculture (fish farming). Aquaponics relies on the use of naturally occurring fish waste to fertilize plants which then absorb the nutrients while simultaneously filtering the water so that it may be returned safely to the fish. This cycle satisfies the needs of both the plants and the fish without the need for fertilizer, water conditioner or filtration systems, significantly reducing the resources required to produce food.

The balanced cycle creates a perfect way to grow proteins and vegetables in the same space, providing multiple food channels within a single system. Aquaponics is a scalable technology that can be used to provide food for an individual, a family, or an entire city.

http://www.hatponics.org/what-is-aquaponics-.html

Articles

New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/18/garden/18aqua.html?_r=0

National Geographic

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/doomsday-preppers/articles/endless-food-systems-fish-powered-aquaponic-gardens/

CBS News

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/aquaponics-a-growing-trend-in-urban-agriculture-1.2534250

Backyard Aquaponics

http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/guide-to-aquaponics/what-is-aquaponics/

The Aquaponic Source

http://theaquaponicsource.com/what-is-aquaponics/

 

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Hatponics

http://www.hatponics.org/

 

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