Unlocking Hidden Farmers: Golden Years – Part 4
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Unlocking Hidden Farmers: Golden Years – Part 4

Unlocking Hidden Farmers: Part 4 1. Education, 2. I/D Disabilities, 3. Prisoners & Reentry, 4. Retirees Hey Aquapioneers! Farmers are old and getting older. According to the Department of labor, the median age of farmers is 55.9 years old, making farming the second oldest occupation in the country. Not only that, but farmers are getting...

On March 28, 2017March 28, 2017by
Unlocking Hidden Farmers: Prisoners and Reentry – Part 3
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Unlocking Hidden Farmers: Prisoners and Reentry – Part 3

Unlocking Hidden Farmers: Part 3 1. Education, 2. I/D Disabilities, 3. Prisoners & Reentry Hey Aquapioneers! Over the last few articles, we’ve explored groups of untapped potential farmers.  These are groups of people who derive additional benefit from aquaponics farming beyond the food itself.  These groups use their gardens for purposes like education, rehabilitation, and...

On March 21, 2017March 21, 2017by
Unlocking Hidden Farmers: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities – Part 2
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Unlocking Hidden Farmers: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities – Part 2

Unlocking Hidden Farmers: Part 2 1. Education, 2. I/D Disabilities Hey Aquapioneers! Last time we discussed a group of Hidden Farmers, the students in our educational system. These children will be the first generation educated about aquaponics in their formative years of schooling. However, they are not the only group of people that have the potential to...

On March 14, 2017March 14, 2017by
Unlocking Hidden Farmers: Schools & Universities – Part 1
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Unlocking Hidden Farmers: Schools & Universities – Part 1

Unlocking Hidden Farmers: Part 1 1. Education In the first installment of our “Hidden Potential Farmers” series we are taking an in-depth look at using educators and classrooms as farms of the future. From in class systems to greenhouse learning centers schools are producing their own food for themselves the students and the communities at...

On March 2, 2017February 18, 2017by
Our Master Plan to Cultivate the City that Feeds Itself™
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Our Master Plan to Cultivate the City that Feeds Itself™

Note: I’m writing this letter as a kickoff of sorts, as our former business FRESH Farm Aquaponics completes its metamorphosis and emerges as Trifecta Ecosystems. I’ll explain the name change below. This also marks a turning point for our company as we begin the construction on our primary indoor aquaponics farm and research facility in...

On February 20, 2017June 15, 2017by
Has Aquaponics Driven The Most Powerful Nations in Human History?
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Has Aquaponics Driven The Most Powerful Nations in Human History?

This blog of mine was originally posted over at Ancient Explorers. In this article, we’ll explore 3 ancient civilizations, the Aztec civilization, the Babylonians, and the Chinese, that used aquaponics at the height of their power. What Is Aquaponics? Wikipedia’s definition: a food production system combining conventional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as fish, crayfish...

On January 25, 2017February 16, 2017by
Is Aquaponics A Viable Food Security Solution For Living Off the Grid?
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Is Aquaponics A Viable Food Security Solution For Living Off the Grid?

When it comes right down to it, living off the grid is about a few key things. Air. We breath thousands of times each day and hardly even think about it. Water. We’ll die if we go more than just a few days without something fresh to drink. Then there is food. Food is often...

On January 25, 2017February 19, 2017by
Are Koi fish ponds a waste of money?
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Are Koi fish ponds a waste of money?

Do you own a koi fish pond? Well, that would depend on who you ask.  Some people will tell you that koi fish ponds are a waste of money. While others would say they would actually spend more money on theirs they enjoy them so much. For many people the koi in their ponds are...

On January 19, 2016February 19, 2017by
Teddy Roosevelt and Investing in Natural Capital
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Teddy Roosevelt and Investing in Natural Capital

Teddy Roosevelt is famous for more than just being the namesake of the ubiquitous teddy bear. Teddy felt very strongly about protecting our natural resources and made it his legacy. His legacy protects future generations ensuring they an equal right to the rich bounty of our home planet as the contemporary generations. This noble understanding...

On January 18, 2016February 19, 2017by
Benefit Corporations are Changing the Way We Look at Business
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Benefit Corporations are Changing the Way We Look at Business

My farm was part of the first cohort of Benefit Corporations signed into existence on October 1st, 2014, when Connecticut passed legislation incorporating Benefit Corporations as legal entities in the state. It wasn’t an easy decision for us. It cost us a good chunk of change at the pivotal early stage of our business. There...

On November 4, 2014February 20, 2017by