Aquaponics and Sack Gardens
Our goal: To create aquaponics systems and training centers that include aquaponics system, raised garden bed, Sack gardens, and a compost area, as well as training to keep it running efficiently.
What is Aquaponics?
- Aquaponics is a system that uses recycled water and fish waste to fertilize plants.
- The fish are on the bottom of the system. Water is pumped up from the fish tanks through the grow beds and then pulled through pipes using gravity.
- Plants are then placed into holes made in the pipes.
- The plants use the fish waste as nutrients and the water is pumped back to the fish tanks, clean.
- Water is recycled and the system uses 80% less water than traditional gardening methods.
- Plants are grown organically and the system produces both fish and vegetables.
- Plants grow as much as four times as fast as they do in traditional gardens.
What is a Sack Garden?
- Sack gardens are plants that are grown in a bag.
- Rocks are in the center and fertile soil surrounds the rocks.
- Vegetables and herbs are planted in holes cut around the sack on the bottom and middle. They are also planted on top.
- The rock core aerates the roots and absorbs water, creating less waste and faster growth.
- Plants grow in layers, allowing a variety of crops to be planted (melons on the bottom, peppers in the middle, tomatoes on the top, etc.)
- You do not need land to grow herbs and vegetables.
- You can grow multiple crops in a small area.
- Sack gardening is extremely efficient in areas with water shortages and poor soil quality.
- Crops grow twice as fast.