Aquaponics, Part 1: What is It?

We are planning our spring gardens, so we are exploring various techniques for growing sustainably and organically. We have been leaning toward adding a new hydroponic greenhouse to the homestead in Antlers, but recent conversations with some fellow farmers have piqued our interest around aquaponics, and using this technique as a potential way to make the most of our existing ecosystem.


We had the great fortune of finding this wonderful educational series by Dr. Nate Storey at Bright Agrotech. Follow along as he walks us through everything you need to know about aquaponics in this series of short, informative videos.


Aquaponics Academy #1 - What is Aquaponics?



Aquaponics Academy #2 - The History of Aquaponics



Aquaponics Academy #3 - Aquaponics vs. Hydroponics


Aquaponics Academy #4 - Types of Aquaponics Systems



Aquaponics Academy #5 - Fish in Aquaponics



Aquaponics Academy #6 - Plants in Aquaponics



Aquaponics Academy #7 - Microbes in Aquaponics





Are you interested in starting your own aquaponic garden? Then check out this great DIY system design!




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