Aquaponic Gardening

Aquaponic Gardening

A Step-by-step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together

Book - 2011
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Aquaponics is a revolutionary system for growing plants by fertilizing them with the waste water from fish in a sustainable closed system. A combination of aquaculture and hydroponics, aquaponic gardening is an amazingly productive way to grow organic vegetables, greens, herbs, and fruits, while providing the added benefits of fresh fish as a safe, healthy source of protein. On a larger scale, it is a key solution to mitigating food insecurity, climate change, groundwater pollution, and the impacts of overfishing on our oceans. Aquaponic Gardening is the definitive do-it-yourself home manual, focused on giving you all the tools you need to create your own aquaponic system and enjoy healthy, safe, fresh, and delicious food all year round. Starting with an overview of the theory, benefits, and potential of aquaponics, the book goes on to explain: System location considerations and hardware components The living elements--fish, plants, bacteria, and worms Putting it all together--starting and maintaining a healthy system Aquaponics systems are completely organic. They are four to six times more productive and use ninety percent less water than conventional gardens. Other advantages include no weeds, fewer pests, and no watering, fertilizing, bending, digging, or heavy lifting--in fact, there really is no downside!
Publisher: Gabriola, BC : New Society Publishers, ©2011
ISBN: 9780865717015
086571701X
Branch Call Number: 635.048 BERNSTEI
Characteristics: xxvii, 257 pages, [8] pages of plates : form, illustrations (some color), portraits ; 23 cm

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Tdruid
Mar 21, 2015

Awesome, detailed how-to book. Just wish it was possible to do in this climate without AC. 2 months of over 100 degree days would kill any fish kept outdoors or in without AC.

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thianrouklian
Dec 15, 2013

This book is more into Theory. Not mucyh for DIY stuff.

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