Weekly Harvest 10/20/17
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Weekly Harvest 10/20/17

Happy Friday! It’s the week that decided to become fall! Most of Connecticut experienced its first frost this week as temperatures are finally getting to where they ought to be this year. We’ve all benefitted from an extended summer and got a few extra weeks worth from our summer crops. Now is the time to...

On October 20, 2017October 20, 2017by
Kappa Farms Invests $865,000 For New Aquaponics Farm
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Kappa Farms Invests $865,000 For New Aquaponics Farm

Kappa Farms Invests $865,000 For New Aquaponics Farm in Sterling, VA Kappa Farms is a group of farms in the D.C. area that is focused on organic and environmentally friendly farms in urban areas. As part of their newest project Kappa Farms invests $865,000 dollars towards a new aquaponics farm that will employ 21 local...

On October 18, 2017October 16, 2017by
Prepping For Fall Aquaponics Growing
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Prepping For Fall Aquaponics Growing

ARC of Midstate Preps For Fall Growing This past week we began the process of converting the three aquaponics systems at the Arc of Midstate (formerly Arc of Meriden Wallingford) to be fall and winter ready. The Arc runs one system out of a climate controlled greenhouse and two systems in a non-climate controlled warehouse. In...

On October 17, 2017October 19, 2017by
UAE Center Uses Aquaponics To Employ I/DD Students
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UAE Center Uses Aquaponics To Employ I/DD Students

UAE’s Zayed Agricultural Center Uses Aquaponics and Farming to Help Individuals with Special Needs The Zayed Agricultural Center for Development and Rehabilitation was founded in 1994 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. “The foundation of the center aims to the inclusion of enrolled students with special needs into the productive and social life...

On October 16, 2017October 16, 2017by
Weekly Harvest 10/13/17
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Weekly Harvest 10/13/17

Happy Friday! In this week’s harvest we check in on our installs for the CREC school system. We also hit another milestone on the farm, check out the best plants and fish for any aquaponics system and check out what’s new in the industry. In this week’s harvest: 1.Client Spotlight: CREC Schools This weekend we...

On October 13, 2017October 13, 2017by
Edgerton High School Plans Aquaponics Project For STEM Education
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Edgerton High School Plans Aquaponics Project For STEM Education

Edgerton Aquaponics Project Puts Focus On STEM Education Edgerton High School in Wisconsin will be the latest school to benefit from using aquaponics to enhance STEM programming. The school plans to set up a greenhouse on the property that’s nestled between the high school and their elementary school. The 30-by-50 foot greenhouse facility will allow...

On October 11, 2017October 11, 2017by
Best Plants For Aquaponics
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Best Plants For Aquaponics

Best Plants For Your Aquaponics System Aquaponics is widely touted for its ability to grow anything that you can grow in soil using less water, space, and inputs than soil farming. And while all plants seem to thrive in aquaponics there are some plants that stand out as the real show stoppers. Over the years...

On October 10, 2017November 1, 2017by
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Kingsborough Community College Teaches Urban Farming To Brooklyn Youth

Brooklyn Students Learn Urban Farming This Summer At Kingsborough Community College Students from all over Brooklyn attended Kingsborough Community College this summer to learn about Urban Farming. Nearly 30 high school students took part in Kingsborough’s Brooklyn Science Innovation Initiative, which featured 5-week programs sponsored by AT&T. During the summer program, students worked on the...

On October 9, 2017October 9, 2017by
Weekly Harvest 10/6/2017
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Weekly Harvest 10/6/2017

Happy Friday! It’s been a busy week as more and more of the farm is coming together. We got the first few thousand plants into the system (no that’s not a typo) and got our first cohort of 200 catfish in as well. In addition, in this week’s harvest, we’ll check out upcoming events, learn some great...

On October 6, 2017October 6, 2017by
Is There A Limit To What You Can Grow In Aquaponics?
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Is There A Limit To What You Can Grow In Aquaponics?

Does Anything Not Grow In Aquaponics? Aquaponics is best known for its unsurpassed production of leafy greens and herbs. So you might be surprised to know just how many things can be grown in an aquaponics system. The great thing about aquaponics is there are so many different styles that just about anything that grows...

On October 5, 2017October 5, 2017by