Lettuce grows pesticide free in 90% recycled water

I’d prefer less pesticides in my food and aquaponics is making that easier to achieve for everyone. With a little help from fish, worms and helpful bacteria aquaponics is more sustainable than organic farming.

“In aquaponics, water is recirculated in a construct system that mimics a dynamic pond-like eco-system.”

Aquaponics combines plant and fish growing without the need of soil.  Recycling 90% of the water through the plant bed and back to the fish.

Aquaponics combines plant and fish growing without the need of soil. Recycling 90% of the water through the plant bed and back to the fish.

An eco-system of plants and fish share nutrients, resulting in pesticide-free greens and mercury-free fish.  The systems uses no soil and 90% of the water is recycled and produces higher yields that traditional soil based methods.

Both home growers and commercial farmers who wants to produce food sustainably are making this more than a trend – a way of life.

Read more about the upcoming Aquaponics Sept 2013 conference in Tucson, AZ here.

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