Aquaponics Food Security & Education Program
Credit: Alberta Aquaponics
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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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.
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.