Aquaponics

By Andy Whiteley

Co-Founder of Wake Up World

What is Aquaponics?

Aquaponics is an integrated aquaculture (growing fish) and hydroponic (growing soil-less plants) system that mutually benefits both environments.

Aquaponics was essentially born out of hydroponics, which at the time made farming a lot easier. This process was associated with planting your veggies inside containers together with water. The hydroponic model involved utilizing lots of chemicals and fertilizers to promote growth, so the produce was not 100 % natural.

Thankfully, fertilizers and harmful chemicals are not required when setting up your own home organic aquaponics system. The fish waste is absorbed by the greenery which is used as a nutrient solution for the growing plants, cultivating a wonderful condition for them to grow in. The only external input to the system is food for the fish. Both systems complement each other in practical interdependence. So essentially, if you have happy and content fish, you have an amazing system that will produce fresh food for you all year round! 

The below video features U.S. farmer, Will Allen from Growing Power, who has taken successful Aquaponics cultivation to the extreme. At Growing Power, they can produce 1 million pounds of food per year on only 3 arces, just by using aquaponics systems.

Will Allen Talks Us Through Growing Power

What are the Benefits Aquaponics?

Up to 10 times more organic plants!

With aquaponics you place plants closer together on a float system above the water, therefore it fits 10 times more plants in the same space! The roots of the plants are always in nutrient rich water and there’s no over-crowding!

There’s no more weeding!

The system removes the need for pain-staking and annoying weeding. You get more freedom and enjoyment!

No more soil pests!

The need for pesticides is eliminated, which makes it that much easier for you to have amazing plants and fruit without toxic chemicals.

No more watering!

The aquaponics system uses only 2% of the water normal gardening does. Because the water is constantly re-circulated, and you do not lose any to soil absorption. The roots of your plants are constantly submerged in nutrient rich water and you never have to worry about watering your plants again. If you pay for your water, imagine of how much money this can save you.

Multiple sources of income!

When you try the aquaponics system yourself, you’ll have more plants than you’ll know what to do with. If you decide to sell your vegetables, guess what.. you also have fish to sell as the aquaponics system produces both plants and fish

Plants grows twice as fast!

Plant experts are shocked when they visit aquaponic farms at how fast plants grow. For example, lettuce which takes 60+ days to mature, takes only about 29 days with this system.

No more back-straining planting!

Planting normally takes a lot of bending over, but not with Aquaponics . You’ll find out exactly how to plant your seedlings in the aquaponic floats, and how to make sure the roots get all the nutrients.

You use up to 70% less energy than conventional gardening!

‘Nuff said!

Special Wake Up World Aquaponics Offer!

When Wake Up World first published an article on Will Allen’s ‘Growing Power’ farms, which are able to produce 1 million pounds of food on only 3 acres of land (click here for the article), the response we received from our readers was HUGE. Everyone wanted to know how they could set this up for themselves, and some had even been tasked with setting aquaponics systems up for their communities. So we created a detailed follow up article (click here for the article)…. although even this didn’t stop the questions coming in!

So, Wake Up World has teamed up with an organic farmer who is also very experienced in aquaponics - John Fay – to bring our readers a special offer. John comes from a long family line of organic farmers, though he is quick to note that in his dad’s farming days, there was no such thing as “organic” farming – there was just farming, free of chemicals and fertilizers.

The Offer

Available for Wake Up World readers is an easy step-by-step guide, both in video and written format, to help you set up your own home aquaponics system.

We have also included some great ebook bonus’ (300 pages all together) including;

  • Organic Gardening For Beginners
  • Herbs for Health and Home
  • A Guide to Flower Gardening
  • Worm Farming – The World Best Compost
  • Guide To Organic Cooking

There is also a 60 day 100% money back guarantee, so if for any reason you don’t get the desired results, your entire investment will be returned to you. No questions asked.

We have heavily discounted this offer just for Wake Up Word readers, in the hope that we can help you take back control of your organic food consumption.

Happy farming!

Click the image below for a Wake Up World only special offer!

Aquaponics 4 You

… and create what you have seen here, at your own home!

 

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About the author:

Andy 1 - CopyAndy Whiteley is a former corporate manager turned writer, editor and co-founder of Wake Up World. An advocate of peaceful revolution, Andy believes we are on a necessary path (albeit bumpy) to a renewed social model grounded in love, transparency, individuality, sustainability and spirit. Through his role at Wake Up World, he hopes to have a positive influence on that transition.

Andy lives in the NSW Central Coast region (Australia) with his partner of 13 years, WuW co-founder Ryan Mullins, and spends his (scarce) free time keeping fit and enjoying the beautiful nature reserves that sit, undisturbed, at their back door.

“Wake Up World, it’s Time to Rise and Shine!” 

 

   

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