A few of our future projects for Spring 2016:
Aquaculture + Hydroponics = Aquaponics
The combination of two traditional, yet innovative farming processes, aquaponics brings the best of both to our small-scale, sustainable farm environment. An aquatic habitat friendly to fish and other freshwater species creates an environment suitable for hydroponic farming. Crops are grown with this nutrient rich, soil-less water as the growing medium. Waste from the aquatic wildlife provides the nutrients to the plants’ roots. By filtering the waste products from the aquatic environment, the plants, in turn, create clean healthy water for the fish and other aquatic animals.
Small-scale, symbiotic, sustainable
At Wildwoods Farm, our aquaponics system features (xyz crops and xyz fish) in a (number) square foot area. Participants are given the opportunity to raise fish for beauty and/or for food and are educated in the system’s purpose of growing food in their own home in a sustainable way. The Aquaponics system is a great way for children to learn the art of farming in reference to the involvement of science and technology. It teaches children about the biological system through its common sense method and the study of relations. Your child(ren) will learn new examples to the term “teamwork”, which they can apply to their everyday lives.
Interested in learning more? Call/email for more information and project times so you can become involved in the aquaponics system process.