Aquaponics

Aquaponics

Fifth grade science students participated in an aquaponics project.

Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture and hydroponics. In aquaponics,
you grow fish and plants together in one integrated, soil-less system. The fish
waste provides a food source for the plants and the plants provide a natural
filter for the water the fish live in. Aquaponics produces safe, fresh, organic fish
and vegetables.

When aquaponics is combined with a controlled environment
greenhouse, premium quality crops can be grown on a year-round basis,
anywhere in the world. Aquaponics can be used to sustainably raise fresh fish and
vegetables for a family, to feed a village or to generate a profit in a commercial
farming venture.