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.

The Benefits

  • 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.)

 

The Benefits

  • 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.