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...

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
11 Reasons a Coworking Space is Great for New Entrepreneurs
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11 Reasons a Coworking Space is Great for New Entrepreneurs

Planning your business can be a mess! So this week I want to share the most valuable resource I’ve come across in helping us get our business to the next level. I can easily say that this resource has saved us thousands of dollars, countless hours of wasted effort, and been our most valuable resource...

On October 27, 2014February 20, 2017by
10 Things I Learned Starting a Business
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10 Things I Learned Starting a Business

Starting a business is a little different for farmers. This list was born out of my own experiences, but I felt it could be extremely valuable to others starting a business, by helping them avoid some of the mistakes we’ve made and shorten the time from start-up to viable venture. If anything, it will help...

On October 20, 2014February 20, 2017by