The latest infatuation for me is aquaponics. If you are not familiar with it, aquaponics is the combination of hydroponics (raising plants without soil) and aquaculture (fish farming). The biggest benefit of aquaponics is the symbiotic relationship between the fish and plants. More specifically, fish poop is filled with nitrates (which in large enough concentraions is poisonous to fish) and plants thrive on nitrates. So, fish provide fertilizer for the plants and plants clean the water for the fish.
My first hands-on contact with aquaponics came in the form of a Kickstarter-based aquaponics setup Christmas present that arrived about a month ago.
If you would like to try a small system, check out the following products:
Or, if you would like to try check out a South Plains business that has put a small commercial-scale aquaponics system into use, check out http://www.crazyhoefarms.com .
Will I get ambitious enough to build a larger system? (Stay tuned!)
Have a phenomenal day and leave a place better than you found it!