Category — Aquaculture
Comcrop CEO Allan Lim at his rooftop aquaponic farm. Mr Lim is optimistic that one day, the roofs of HDB estates and multistorey carparks could house similar urban rooftop farms. Photo: Dios Vincoy Jr For The Straits Times
He has his sights set on building a full-scale farm on a 3,500 sq metre location in Woodlands, with the aim of supplying food production centres and catering companies with leafy greens.
By Cheryl Teh
Aug 5, 2016
Crops like basil and peppermint grow abundantly from vertical racks, and are tended to by several senior citizens and volunteers.
The crops from these racks alone provide over 150kg of produce per month – enough to garnish over 20,000 plates at a restaurant for a year.
August 9, 2016 Comments Off on Singapore: Rooftop farm has crop of new ideas
Verticulture, Edenworks and OKO farms.
By Lorraine Chow
Jun 17, 2016
At an old Pfizer manufacturing plant in Bedstuy, Verticulture is raising food such as kale, micro basil and Brooklyn-born tilapia and looking to tap into the Big Apple’s $600 million in unmet demand for local produce.
According to The Verge, the startup is producing about 30 to 40 pounds of basil a week thanks to the help of 150-180 tilapia.
July 23, 2016 Comments Off on 3 Aquaponic Farms in Brooklyn, New York
The Rechristened Food System Lab, Which Has Defined Itself As An Urban Teaching Farm, Welcomed More Than 1,500 Visitors Last Year Through School And Group Trips, Service Learning, And Open Houses.
By Katie Pearce
July 18, 2016
In 2014, the Hopkins researchers conducted a first-of-its-kind international survey of more than 800 aquaponics practitioners, examining their methods and motivations, and followed that up with an international survey on the profitability of commercial systems. Attesting to the interest in subject, the latter survey is the most-accessed article Aquaculture, a top journal in its field, has published in more than 13 years.
“People really want to know what the field looks like, the shape of this industry, because it’s so new,” Love says.
July 21, 2016 Comments Off on Johns Hopkins aquaponics testing ground gives way to urban teaching farm
Sustainable Non-Toxic Aquaponics Green Vertical Urban Farming
From their website:
Loo Urban Farm, started by Philip Loo, with the initial aim to sustainably produce healthy food for our own consumption. It has then grown and evolved to be a social enterprise that will enable every home to sustainably produce self-sufficient, fresh and healthy food globally.
We continue to innovate, build and distribute our advance and efficient planting system. We educate and lead society as a whole to produce their fresh and healthy food at home or in a community.
June 19, 2016 Comments Off on Loo Urban Farm in Penang, Malaysia
ECF’s goal is to cover the planet with aquaponic systems, on rooftops and urban sites around the world—and its plan seems to be on track.
By Elizabeth Rushe
June 13, 2016
ECF is two things: First, it’s a living, breathing aquaponic farm, slap bang in Berlin city, in the neighborhood of Schöneberg?—?where David Bowie and Iggy Pop famously lived in the 1970s. After spending a hellish Saturday afternoon in nearby IKEA, you could literally walk all of four minutes down the road to the ECF farm, and see where your fresh fish and vegetables are grown. ECF is comparably prolific, farming 30 tons of fish per year; in 2015, the company quoted its output at 30 tons of veggies.
June 18, 2016 Comments Off on The Unlikely Fish-Farming Start-Up in the Middle of Berlin
Virginia State University Harding Street Urban Agriculture Center uses cutting-edge technology to grow fish, vegetables
Urban Agriculture Center received a $1.5 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
By Malik Russell
Virginia Free Press
According to Duron Chavis, the center’s project director and a VSU graduate, the center combines hydroponics, where vegetables are grown in water rather than soil, and aquaponics, where fish are grown in small tanks, in a way that allows the fish waste to work as fertilizer for the plants, which in turn, filter the water.
“Basically, we’re trying to multiply how much food you can grow (in a small space) by two, three, four or five times, while at the same time conserving water and energy,” Mr. Chavis told the Free Press.
May 25, 2016 Comments Off on Virginia State University Harding Street Urban Agriculture Center uses cutting-edge technology to grow fish, vegetables
In a year, the company estimates the farm will produce about 50,000 pounds of tilapia and 130,000 pounds of leafy greens, such as chard, kale, mustard greens, and radish greens.
By Leanna Garfield
May 18, 2016
Edenworks is an urban farming startup that will soon grow different varieties of greens inside a 10,000-square-foot Brooklyn warehouse all while raising tilapia and using their waste as fertilizer.
Set to open by the end of 2016, the vertical farm, called Farmstack, will act as a man-made ecosystem and function without natural sunlight.
May 19, 2016 Comments Off on This startup uses fish poop to grow fresh leafy greens inside a Brooklyn warehouse
A greenhouse that sustains crops of lettuce, kale and about a dozen herbs, in addition to Rocky Mountain and American Blue tilapia that live in six 800-gallon tanks
By H. Will Racke
May 4, 2016
Metro Farms sends a weekly harvest to farmers markets, local food co-ops, and specialty grocery stores such as Angelo Caputo’s Fresh Markets.
It’s all part of what Kant calls a “biological machine,” and it stands as a testament to the potential of aquaponics to become a major part of urban agriculture in Chicago and other cities with unused industrial or commercial space.
Aquaponics farming, in particular, can be done by commercially-focused, large-scale growers like Metro Farms, or backyard garden enthusiasts like Dave Johnson of Villa Park.
May 12, 2016 Comments Off on Raised In Chicago: West Side Urban Farm Reaps Aquaponics Harvest
ECF Farmsystems GmbH – Consulting, planning and construction of aquaponics farm systems.
By Dagmar Zindel
ECF Farm systems
ECF Aquaponics Method
In ECF aquaponic farming systems, the process of both rearing fish and growing vegetables operates as a fully integrated and complementary system. Through this course of producing high-quality fish, water is enriched with valuable nutrients that are then passed into the greenhouse, providing the plants with natural minerals and fertilizer.
April 29, 2016 Comments Off on Deutsche Welle: German Indoor Urban Agriculture – video report
Aquaponics once seemed like a hobby could be the future for growing food in New York City
By Cara Eisenpress
Crain’s New York Business
Apr 10, 2016
At Edenworks, the Whole Foods agreement will let Green expand from a small warehouse in East Williamsburg, where his team has spent 18 months and $1.3 million in venture capital proving the concept of its modular farm, nurturing 50 pounds of tilapia and floating seed trays of chard, arugula and basil.
The farm’s products are chemical-free, even if they are not labeled organic. That has less to do with the fact that organic fish food is not always available than it does with the cost of getting products certified organic, Green said.
April 15, 2016 Comments Off on A farm deep inside a Brooklyn warehouse may lead the way to large-scale urban agriculture
Tilapia eat algae, weeds, vegetable scraps and bugs. Mulauzi says, “My fish survive on algae. I develop algae for them using chicken manure.
By Sharon Mazingaizo
Mar 16, 2016
Alfred Mulauzi (44) walks around his garden with pride, looking over his fish pond filled with bream. Mulauzi is an urban fish farmer and keen gardener who lives in Rhodesville with his wife and three children. He completed training in fish farming to improve his livelihood whilst providing a healthy and affordable source of protein to feed his family.
Mulauzi tends to his pond, which contains over 200 tilapia, with knowledge and passion.
April 11, 2016 Comments Off on Urban fish farming makes sense in Harare, Zimbabwe
These combine vertical aquaponics and permaculture to create all-year-round food production solutions.
By Kevin Morgan-Rothschild
Supply Chain Manager
March 17, 2016
The purpose is to empower citizens to achieve independence from industrial agriculture. The solutions allow users to grow fish, leafy greens, herbs, as well as fruiting vegetables.
The ingenious solution grows up to 500 lbs of fresh vegetables annually as well as 1 to 2 lbs of fish a week through the employment Bright Agrotech’s space saving and productive Zipgrow towers.
March 17, 2016 Comments Off on France-based “myfood” is releasing thirty beta-versions of their turnkey Smart greenhouses
The Microfarm leverages the power of aquaponics, a symbiotic relationship between plants and fish, to easily grow fresh, organic vegetables all year.
From their website:
It works like this…The fish are fed and produce waste, normally this would mean a nasty aquarium water change about every two weeks, but in this system the water is pumped up into the media bed. Here, it is broken down by bacteria into the basic nutrients for plant growth. The plants use these nutrients to thrive, growing closer together and faster than traditionally grown vegetables, while using only a tenth of the water.
Nearly all garden plants grow in the system, so it is perfect for culinary experimentation with unusual herbs, or simply growing fresh and crisp greens in deep winter.
February 18, 2016 Comments Off on Aquarium-like ‘Microfarm’ perfect for every classroom
Farmers in Binh Chanh District, HCM City, are farming ornamental Japanese koi fish and Japanese carp following an incentive programme launched by the city recently.
Viet Nam News
Jan 9, 2016
The programme, which was implemented by the city’s agricultural extension centre, encourages local farmers to raise the two breeds of fish. It has helped three farming households in choosing fish breeds, food and farming techniques.
Due to its suitable water and soil quality, Binh Chanh District is being developed into a specialised resource area for farming these two ornamental fish species.
January 12, 2016 Comments Off on Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) fish farmers raking in koi profits
The film will explore the history of Aquaponics in Mexico (the chinampas originated by the aztecs) and Asia (traditional combinations of fish and plants grown together).
Karney Hatch, director of “Plant This Movie”, and Maribou Latour, host and creator of the Visonary Aquaponics podcast, are teaming up to make a documentary about aquaponics around the world!
January 10, 2016 Comments Off on The World’s First Aquaponics Documentary Film planned