Our Revolutionary Project
Increased focus on resource availability, particularly water, land and petroleum has drawn attention toward increased efficiency and propels Aquaponics to the front of the issues facing agriculture. This summary provides information on our first commercial Aquaponic farm (the largest Certified Organic Aquaponic system in the USA – also Certified Salmon Safe) as well as the planning for the expansion of Aquaponics in Southern Oregon.
The new site incorporates existing energy infrastructure and utilizes waste heat resources from our industrial partner. This revolutionary partnership takes Aquaponics one step further by creating business to business symbiosis. We will use the waste heat of industry to power greenhouses – literally turning waste into food!
The Farming Fish was formed in 2011 to bring both a natural and modern approach to growing produce. Aquaponics is a ‘cut-above’ organic farming because it has also been proven highly sustainable. These techniques use 90% less water, are 15-20 times more productive with space, use 1/3 of the energy of other methods AND produce the highest quality Organic produce.
The Farming Fish offers greens, herbs, and superfoods to the Pacific Northwest, most packaged LIVING! for highest nutritional value and freshness.
People are taking note of Aquaponics for several reasons:
- Hydroponic growers view nutrient rich fish irrigation water as a source of organic fertilizer that enables plants to grow well.
- Fish farmers view hydroponics as a biofiltration method to facilitate intensive recirculating aquaculture.
- Greenhouse growers view Aquaponics as a way to introduce organic hydroponic produce into the marketplace, since the only fertility input is fish feed and all of the nutrients pass through a biological process.
- Aquaponics can enable the production of fresh vegetables and fish protein in arid regions and on water-limited farms, since it is a water re-use system.
- Aquaponics is a working model of sustainable food production wherein plant and animal agriculture are integrated and recycling of nutrients and water filtration are linked.
- In addition to commercial application, Aquaponics has become a popular training aid on integrated bio-systems with vocational agriculture programs and high school biology classes.
Credit to ‘attra.ncat.org’
We invite YOU to Farm for Quality, Efficiency & Resource Responsibility with us.
We are seeking community partners. This revolutionary project will require a wide set of skills to thrive in our community and we are asking you to join in and also introduce us to others who are passionate about sustainable food systems and have skills that will propel the project to success. We will be updating with descriptions of specific areas of collaboration and positions we are seeking. So check back soon for updates!!