Aquaponics is a sustainable food growing technique that uses aquaculture (farming fish) and hydroponics. In a nutshell, we grow fish and plants together.
The nutrient rich water from the fish tanks is fed to the plants, which take the minerals and nutrients they need to grow. The plants (and the pebbles they are grown in) filter and re-oxygenate the water and it is returned to the fish – so it can be constantly reused.
With the help of Aquaponics UK we built a passive solar greenhouse in which to house this productive and edible ecosystem.
Launched in July 2014, the Aquaponics Solar Greenhouse is the first of it's kind in the UK and we’ve been demonstrating and sharing the knowledge behind our aquaponics greenhouse in our regular aquaponics courses.
The aquaponics solar greenhouse is available for field trips from schools and universities.
It is an essential resource for studying sustainable food production and aquaculture, giving students the opportunity to see this pioneering technology first hand.
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