Top Ten Lessons Learned from a Urban Aquaponics Commercial Build
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Top Ten Lessons Learned from a Urban Aquaponics Commercial Build

As we close in on the end of the buildout of our pilot farm at the Sprout Food Hub in Meriden we took the time to reflect on what we learned through this process. We’re happy with our progress and the outcome given this is our first time ever in a warehouse environment and this...

On July 13, 2017July 13, 2017by
People of Gaza Strip Turn to Rooftop Aquaponics
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People of Gaza Strip Turn to Rooftop Aquaponics

Times of war are perilous and the people of Gaza Strip know that more than anyone. They’ve been in active resistance for several years and as a result, much of their farmland has been occupied or designated for military use. The Gaza Strip and its people have resisted all wars imposed on them and are committed...

On July 12, 2017July 12, 2017by
MBA Student Brings Aquaponics Back Home to Malawi
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MBA Student Brings Aquaponics Back Home to Malawi

It rarely gets better than a news story like this! Lakeland University MBA student Patrick Tembwe, who is from Malawi, plans to start an aquaponics farm back in his homeland with the help of his soon to be alma mater Lakeland University and Lake Orchard Aquaponics near Haven, Wis.   Patrick, an MBA student at...

On July 8, 2017July 3, 2017by
Meriden Sprout Food Hub 1- Project Update 4
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Meriden Sprout Food Hub 1- Project Update 4

Breaking Ground on a New Urban Farm With the floors in the farm area covered with epoxy, we finally broke ground on our first Sprout Food Hub farm in Meriden. This farm is our showcase, the shining example of viable small-scale urban farming. Part of proving out the viability of the farm will be showcasing...

On July 1, 2017July 7, 2017by
Massive Vertical Farm To Feed Shanghai
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Massive Vertical Farm To Feed Shanghai

With approximately 24 million people calling it home, the Chinese city of Shanghai is amongst the most populous places on the planet, as well as one of the most expensive to call home. Any effort to try and feed that many people with locally sourced produce is bound to be met with skepticism, but the...

Fourth-Generation Family Farm Turns To Aquaponics
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Fourth-Generation Family Farm Turns To Aquaponics

Family farms have been a long tradition in the U.S., but the march of progress has made it more and more difficult for many of these smaller agricultural operations to stay in business. Without the advantage of scale that many “factory farms” have, these small operations struggle to make ends meet. But one Wisconsin family...

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
Join our Kiva Campaign and Help Us Take Aquaponics To The Next Level
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Join our Kiva Campaign and Help Us Take Aquaponics To The Next Level

Let’s talk about Jane. She is a science teacher at a local magnet school here in Connecticut. Jane has been using our aquaponics systems in her classroom for over a year now. Since installing it, she has been enjoying integrating it into her classroom, but she’s not the only one. “Just learning about the Aquaponics...

On October 25, 2016February 13, 2017by
Students at CREC Academy of Science and Innovation use Classroom Aquaponics with Jane Callery
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Students at CREC Academy of Science and Innovation use Classroom Aquaponics with Jane Callery

Teachers and educators face often struggle to engage their students in meaningful with various subject matters. That challenge goes beyond students simply comprehending the material. In an ideal world, students are having fun as they learn. They engage in new topics and new ways of implementing their knowledge to gain insights and change the world for the better. This...

On October 3, 2016February 19, 2017by
How an Aquaponics STEM Education Tool Changed Her Classroom: My Conversation with Jane Callery
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How an Aquaponics STEM Education Tool Changed Her Classroom: My Conversation with Jane Callery

My Conversation with Jane Callery With their newly installed aGarden system gently humming away in the background, our resident writer Alex (Nedd) Orlando sat down with Jane Callery. Jane is a teacher at CREC Academy of Science and Innovation. Alex interviewed her over Skype to talk about the ways she’s utilizing her aquaponics STEM education tool....

On February 22, 2016February 19, 2017by