Aquaponics is the symbiotic growing of plants and aquatic animals in a re-circulating environment, combining hydroponic farming and aquaculture.
Water is cycled between fish tanks and vegetable growing areas with fish waste acting as a natural fertilizer for the crops. Plants and beneficial bacteria scrub ammonia and other nitrogenous compounds from the water, making it safe for the fish.
Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay Aquaponics
Aquaponic systems can operate with near zero environmental impact and may be used to produce high-quality hormone-free fish and organic vegetables, all without the use of artificial fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides.
Aquaponics is a water-wise and drought tolerant method of growing food. It generally requires 90% less water than conventional vegetable gardens, and 97% less water than standard aquaculture methods.
Aquaponics is versatile and adaptable. Systems can be built on just about any scale and designed to fit in almost any space.
Here at Day One Solar, we are taking a leadership role in this drought tolerant food production method. Contact Daniel at Day One Solar today for an initial aquaponic consultation!