Aquaponic Gardening

Sylvia Bernstein (Edited by)

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Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865717015
Cover type: Paperback
Publish date: 10/1/2011


The beauty of aquaponics lies in its simplicity. A combination of aquaculture and hydroponics, aquaponics is an innovative method for growing fish and plants together in an integrated ecosystem. Aquaponic Gardening provides all you need to know to create an aquaponics system capable of yielding healthy, fresh, delicious food all year round.

Dive into home aquaponics with this definitive do-it-yourself guide

Aquaponic Gardening gives you all the tools you need to create your own aquaponic system and enjoy healthy, safe, fresh and delicious food all year round.

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 the best 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.

Starting with an overview of the theory, benefits and potential of aquaponics, Aquaponic Gardening explains:

  • 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 90 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 down side! Anyone interested in taking the next step towards self-sufficiency will be fascinated by this practical, accessible and well-illustrated guide.

Publish Date: July 27, 2017

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Syliva Bernstein is an experienced speaker and internationally recognized expert on aquaponic gardening, Sylvia writes and blogs on the subject. Her inspiration is a large, thriving aquaponic setup in her backyard greenhouse in Boulder, Colorado powered by tilapia, goldfish, koi, and other creatures-that-swim.

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