Aquaponics Food Security & Education Program

What is Aquaponics?

  • ​Aquaponics is the raising of fish and plants in a recirculating ecosystem. The fish waste provides nutrients for the plants. Bacteria and plants help to clean the water for the fish.

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Credit: Alberta Aquaponics

Why is it Important?

  • Aquaponics can grow a tremendous amount of food with a fraction of the water as well as land that is normally utilized in soil-based agriculture.

  • Produce can be grown locally in our communities, providing access to nutritious food, creating jobs, and eliminating the huge carbon footprint associated with transporting food long distances.

Our Work

Using the power of aquaponics, our team sustainably grows fresh produce to provide local soup kitchens with a highly nutritious food source. Our crops are harvested every week by volunteers and delivered on a recurring basis. In addition to fighting food insecurity in South Florida, we are educating the next generation on how to live more eco-friendly lifestyles.

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