[permaculture] Is This Aquaponics Then?

Jason Gerhardt jasongerhardt at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 00:57:42 EDT 2015

I know I'm late to this...been a busy spring, but anyone looking for a good
example of aquaponics can go to the link below. Flourish Farm is one of the
microenterprises within the Growhaus in Denver. It's the most productive
and flourishing aquaponics system I've ever seen. I see it all times of the
year and it totally out produces indoor soil growing, and the neighboring
hydroponics system (not the same as aquaponics). Best of all, their
criteria for using the technique is right...food desert...polluted
soils...repurposed building infrastructure. While it is not a fully closed
loop system, there are some loops being closed, which is the purpose of
closing loops...to provide a means to understand energy flow. The
educational yield of that alone is likely the greatest product of the
system, which makes it an open system, which is infinitely more
regenerative than anything described as closed.






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