Category — Aquaculture
Go Fish: A Next-Gen Rooftop Farm Is Set to Sprout in New York
By Jason Best
December 02, 2014
Early in November, the trio launched a funding campaign on Indiegogo to raise $10,000 to create what appears to be New York’s first commercial-scale aquaponic rooftop farm, where they plan to not only raise locally grown herbs and vegetables, but also fresh fish. With just hours to go (as of this writing), they’ve already surpassed their goal by $1,000, and it seems they plan to waste no time in putting that cash to good use—they’ve already invited donors to tour the farm come mid January.
December 12, 2014 No Comments
In her above-ground garden, Agnes is tending three separate plant beds, each devoted to a different form of urban gardening, all thriving without soil.
Nov 30, 2014
In Belleville Park at La Maison de l’air, “the House of Air,” a modern structure with a glass facade, where visitors can learn about atmospheric conditions in Paris, I meet Agnes Joly, an agricultural engineer. To explain her work to us, she takes time off from tending her aquaponic garden, a long row of above-ground edible plants fertilized by dozens of gold fish swimming in a pool at the garden’s base.
Founder of Joly Mer (mer means sea), Agnes has been chosen by the city of Paris to develop aquaponic gardening as part of a plan to promote urban farming and innovative green spaces.
December 5, 2014 No Comments
Anaheim is teaming up with Renewable Farms to raise money for an aquaponics farm that would grow food for low-income families and create jobs in the city.
By Greg Lee
November 26, 2014
ANAHEIM, Calif. (KABC) — A small garden in the middle of Huntington Beach could change the future of urban farming.
“Our sustainable farms are pulling out nutritious, delicious food, but also making the environment a better place to live in,” said Aaron Flora of Renewable Farms, a non-profit focused on sustainable agriculture.
So how does Renewable Farms do it? They use a process called aquaponics.
November 30, 2014 Comments Off
Aquaponics systems allow you to raise both vegetables and fish in tight spaces.
By Sarah McColl
November 13, 2014
In a 950-square-foot second-floor walk-up in Manhattan, Jonathan Kadish grows rainbow chard, bok choy, and lettuce in a four-foot-square nook near his desk. It’s a two-story system: A soilless bed sits atop a fish tank in which two $3 pet-store goldfish swim. Kadish’s tiny garden is intended as a supplemental food source only, but it’s a small, urban-scale model of sustainable agriculture that has a growing number of people excited. “I get people from all over the world who ask to come visit and check it out,” he says.
November 21, 2014 Comments Off
The farm will raise Barramundi which is meaty and popular in Australia.
Webster City, Iowa
Nov 4, 2014
The company’s president, Keith Driver, said the 270,000-square-foot building will have about 215 fish tanks that can each store about 10,000 gallons of water. About 20,000 pounds of fish can be raised annually in each tank, he said.
November 12, 2014 Comments Off
Stump and other leaders of the Urban Project want to give students a glimpse of what the world might look like in the future
Posted by Jessica Winter
The University News
Sept 19, 2014
In its mission statement, Saint Louis University pledges dedication to the service of humanity and innovative studies required to transform society. Helping to carry out this aspect of the mission is SLU’s Urban Outreach Greenhouse project – a program that works to promote urban agricultural sustainability.
The Greenhouse project is one of many efforts attached to SLU’s Urban Project endeavor, an effort that started in 2009 and is spearheaded by professors Donald Stump, Richard Colignon, and Robert Cropf. The Urban Project aims to make advances in education and efforts in facing present and future urban issues. One of these current problems concerns food deserts, or geographic areas that struggle to obtain nutritious and affordable food.
September 26, 2014 Comments Off
“Detroit has an estimated 79,000 vacant homes, many of which the city wants to demolish.”
By Jeremy Allen
Aug 10, 2014
Lizzy Grobbel, an environmental engineering master’s student and a Dow Sustainability Fellow at U-M, is pursuing a pilot project called “urban revitalization through sustainable small-scale aquaculture.”
Her mission: turning a vacant Detroit house into a shrimp farm.
August 18, 2014 Comments Off
As emerging lighting and automation technology plant the seeds for urban farming, a growing number of entrepreneurs are getting green thumbs
By Martin LaMonica
5 July 2014
So far, indoor farms still contribute little to the global food system because production costs are higher than conventional growing methods. And they tend to use more electricity. But businesses are starting take advantage of new technologies, including energy-efficient LED lighting and automated systems, to bring down costs. As these technologies become standardized, indoor farming will make sense in more locations, says Chad Sykes, CEO of Indoor Harvest, which builds custom indoor farms for professional growers.
July 23, 2014 Comments Off
At some point in the early 2000’s an unknown person began introducing a small population of exotic Koi and Catfish species.
By Jesse Rockwell
A Taste of the Road
Down a nondescript soi in old town Bangkok lies a relatively unknown hidden gem. Without a good knowledge of Bangkok geography, one would be hard pressed to believe anything interesting lies behind this gate.
July 11, 2014 Comments Off
There are many small-scale aquaponic farms in the city right now, but most are just hobby farms running in people’s basements.
By Phoebe Ho, Yan Zhonghua
TORONTO, June 27 (Xinhua) — There’s lush green lettuce, plump tomatoes and fragrant basil all growing in a bed of water in a 2, 000-sq-ft (about 186 square meters) greenhouse in Toronto, the largest city of Canada.
It’s all part of a pilot project an urban farmer is hoping will help showcase the benefits of a waste-free system which combines aquaculture and hydroponics. He’s hoping the large-scale commercial aquaponics farm he built nearly two months ago will help persuade others into making the switch from conventional farming.
July 7, 2014 Comments Off
In the building’s basement are several large tanks holding approximately 4,500 tilapia fish in various stages of growth
By Matthew Lewis
May 20, 2014
ust south of Detroit’s Boston Edison neighborhood — ironically positioned across from a “you buy, we fry” fish joint — is the first functioning commercial aquaponics operation within the city of Detroit, Central Detroit Christian’s (CDC) Farm and Fishery.
Not only is CDC Farm and Fishery the city’s first functioning aquaponics operation, it’s also the first agriculture business to receive a special land use permit authorized under the city’s recently adopted Urban Agriculture Ordinance.
May 28, 2014 Comments Off
This is because as one of the most densely populated places in the world, there is simply very little spare space. So fish farms have to fit in where they can.
By Peter Shadbolt
April 2, 2014
There are 11 plastic tanks in total, holding a combined 80,000 litres of salt water.
They are full of grouper, a white-fleshed fish, which are all destined to end up on the plates of restaurant-goers across Hong Kong.
April 10, 2014 Comments Off
“The purpose of having several different grow systems is to show people as many different ways as possible to grow things.”
By Jan Hollingsworth
March 18, 2014
Will Carey has spent most of his life feeding people — first as a chef, later as executive director of Tampa Bay Harvest, an organization that gleans and distributes farm and restaurant food that would otherwise be thrown away.
But these days he’s also committed to teaching people to feed themselves, a mission ripe for fruition as the urban farming movement takes root in cities across the nation.
March 25, 2014 Comments Off
Small setups let you grow fresh tomatoes and tilapia year-round
By Chris Dela Torre
Feb 13, 2014
For most people, urban agriculture might mean a small vegetable garden in the backyard. But early adopters of aquaponics are taking things a step further, investing start-up costs of about $300 and using the food production system to grow vegetables and harvest fresh fish in their homes.
Calgary-based Scott Weir, founder of Growing Gardeners Aquaponic and Urban Farms, travels the continent speaking about aquaponics. He calls it the merging of aquaculture — the raising of fish, usually edible fish — and hydroponics, or the soil-less growing of plants.
February 19, 2014 Comments Off
Milwaukee Public School system will expand its aquaponics program after receiving a grant of $98,000 from AT&T
“Technology (will) be the driving force of our new economy and we know that STEM(science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education is really vital to preparing the next generation of workers.”
By Natalie Wickman
Neighborhood New Service Milwaukee
January 31, 2014
Rochelle Sandrin, an aquaponics sustainability teacher at Bradley Tech, said her class is based on hands-on and project work, which students often find more exciting than a traditional science class.
“(Student spend) time learning about food needs and food deserts and how that can impact health and lifestyle,” Sandrin said. “Then we learn about urban agriculture, urban farming and the components of aquaponics before students construct and run their own (aquaponics) systems.”
February 10, 2014 Comments Off