Aquaculture & hydroponics in one integrated system

Aquaponics

What is Aquaponics?

Aquaponics is a closed system where fish waste is used as a fertilizer source to grow plants, mainly herbs and vegetables, hydroponically. Fish are also harvested as a protein source.
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Fish

We are currently growing tilapia, but the system is compatible with catfish, perch, trout, bass or shrimp. Fish can typically be harvested in 9-10 months.

Roots

Our aquaponic system has two different styles of plant growth. The float bed allows plants to float directly in the water. The media bed has expanded clay pebbles that allows rooting structure for larger plant material like peppers and tomatoes.

Aquaponic lettuce being grown in the greenhouse, aquaponic root system, colonial gardens in blue springs missouri #Colonialgardenskc
Aquaponic lettuce being grown in the greenhouse, aquaponic root system, colonial gardens in blue springs missouri #Colonialgardenskc

Harvest

Our farmers plant vegetables and herbs in the beds. The growing process from seed to harvest can be as quick as 5-8 weeks for some leafy crops. Many crops perform well in this system.

Contact

Does all this have you intrigued about the process? Aquaponics is an interactive educational experience for even the youngest gardeners in training. The aquaponic system would make a wonderful addition to your home, business, or school. Want to book a field trip, or learn more? Please contact us for more information. 

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