do-it-yourself, long-term food, projects

Aquaponics Project

We have started another project, a really cool one in our opinion, at Ready Outdoors.  It’s called Hydroponics. Aquaponics (pronounced: /ˈækwəˈpɒnɨks/) is a sustainable food production system that combines a traditional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment.    If you’ve never seen one, check out the link above.

We picked up our first base recently and will be working on putting it together for “show and tell”.  Wayne has also discovered a really great “greenhouse” for it.  He will be making a dome shape “cap” that will act as a greenhouse for the system.  

If anyone is familiar with this, we would love some input!