Author: Sylvia Bernstein
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Release Date: 2011-10-11
Aquaponics is a revolutionary system for growing plants by fertilizing them with the waste water from fish in a sustainable closed system. A combination of aquaculture and hydroponics, aquaponic gardening is an amazingly productive way to grow organic vegetables, greens, herbs, and fruits, while providing the added benefits of fresh fish as a safe, healthy source of protein. On a larger scale, it is a key solution to mitigating food insecurity, climate change, groundwater pollution, and the impacts of overfishing on our oceans.Aquaponic Gardening is the definitive do-it-yourself home manual, focused on giving you all the tools you need to create your own aquaponic system and enjoy healthy, safe, fresh, and delicious food all year round. Starting with an overview of the theory, benefits, and potential of aquaponics, the book goes on to explain:—System location considerations and hardware components—The living elements—fish, plants, bacteria, and worms—Putting it all together—starting and maintaining a healthy systemAquaponics systems are completely organic. They are four to six times more productive and use ninety percent less water than conventional gardens. Other advantages include no weeds, fewer pests, and no watering, fertilizing, bending, digging, or heavy lifting—in fact, there really is no downside! Anyone interested in taking the next step towards self-sufficiency will be fascinated by this practical, accessible, and well-illustrated guide.Sylvia Bernstein is the president and founder of The Aquaponic Source. An internationally recognized expert on aquaponic gardening, Sylvia speaks, writes, and blogs extensively about this revolutionary technique.
Author: Sylvia Bernstein
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Release Date: 2011-10-11
Combining aquaculture and hydroponics, this home gardening guide provides instructions for growing organic vegetables, herbs and fruits along with fresh fish in a sustainable closed system that has no weeds, very few pests and requires no digging, watering or fertilizing. Original.
The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Aquaponic Gardening is a comprehensive guide to aquaponic gardening, from choosing a setup to selecting fish and vegetables. In addition to everything one needs to know to run a healthy aquaponic garden and care for both the vegetables and fish, there are step-by step plans with photos for building different size systems. The expert author fully explains how to garden indoors and how to resize and move a garden inside or outside, depending on the season, to produce an abundant supply of edible, organically-raised vegetables and fish.
Author: Adrian Southern
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Release Date: 2017-10-09
Genre: Technology & Engineering
Aquaponic farming—raising fish and vegetables together commercially—is the most promising innovation for a sustainable, profitable, localized food system. Until now, systems have largely focused on warm-water fish such as tilapia. A lack of reliable information for raising fish and vegetables in the cool climates of North America and Europe has been a major stumbling block. The Aquaponic Farmer is the game changer. Built around a proven 120-foot greenhouse system operable by one person, the book distills vast experience and complete step-by- step guidance for starting and running a cold-water aquaponics business. Coverage includes: • A primer on cold-water aquaponics • Pros and cons of different systems • Complete design and construction of a Deep Water Culture system • Recommended and optional equipment and tools • System management, standard operating procedures, and maintenance checklists • Maximizing fish and veg production • Strategies for successful sales and marketing of fish and plants As the only comprehensive commercial cold-water resource, The Aquaponic Farmer is essential for farmers contemplating the aquaponics market, aquaponics gardeners looking to go commercial, and anyone focused on high quality food production. Adrian Southern is steeped in all things aquaponic. After years of urban farming and system perfection, he co-founded Raincoast Aquaponics and raises trout and vegetables for a living in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, BC. Whelm King is a business manager, project manager, and entrepreneur who has worked in the arts, agriculture, publishing, media, and law. He is co-founder of Raincoast Aquaponics and lives in Nanaimo, BC.
Grow Your Own Selection of Fruit, Vegetables, Herbs, All Whilst Raising Fish with This Proven Step-By-Step Guide to Aquaponics! Includes Bonus: The Essential Hydroponics Guide! I am thrilled to take you on an aquaponic voyage - from guiding you through how to build your own fully-sustainable aquaponic garden to breaking down the science into concise, proven steps on how to yield the best results. This easy-to-follow guide is carefully tailored toward hobby gardeners as well as more advanced explorers of urban homesteading. By the end of the book, you will be able to create your own customized aquaponic garden by choosing and combining some of the systems and growing options provided, depending on your food growing goals. This essential aquaponics guide covers the following: An Introduction to Aquaponics, How It Works and Its Benefits, The Best Plants and Fish to Use, Aquaponic System Designs, How to Assemble, Cycle and Maintain Your Aquaponic Garden, And much more! This is all presented with clear explanations, photos and diagrams. Start Your Aquaponic Journey Today!
What is aquaponic gardening, one may want to ask? Well, Aquaponic gardening is the combination of aquaculture (fish farming) with hydroponics (growing of plants with water in gravel, liquid or sand without the use of soil). The fish and the plants work together in a system that constantly recycles its own water. They have a symbiotic relationship. The plants use the effluents produced by fish as food. In return, the plants purify water for the aquatic animals. Aquaponic gardening has become a growing trend over the last ten years as it helps to allow families to create a sustainable environment. This form of gardening was born out of necessity for some challenges based on issues with traditional soil centered gardening that requires more space and energy. Anyway, get a copy of this book now and get all the details on how you can start taking the benefits of setting up one for yourself and grow your own vegetables and fish farming if you like!
Author: George F. Van Patten
Publisher: Van Patten Publishing
Release Date: 2004-01-01
This simple book is packed with information on hydroponic gardening. The graphic color and layout and design help to guide a hydroponic gardener from basic plant science and environment to purchasing a garden and appropriate supplies. Plans for making your own hydroponic garden, nutrient deficiencies, plant problems, and growing a garden beginning to end are all included in this invaluable guide.
Plant Factory: An Indoor Vertical Farming System for Efficient Quality Food Production provides information on a field that is helping to offset the threats that unusual weather and shortages of land and natural resources bring to the food supply. As alternative options are needed to ensure adequate and efficient production of food, this book represents the only available resource to take a practical approach to the planning, design, and implementation of plant factory (PF) practices to yield food crops. The PF systems described in this book are based on a plant production system with artificial (electric) lights and include case studies providing lessons learned and best practices from both industrial and crop specific programs. With insights into the economics as well as the science of PF programs, this book is ideal for those in academic as well as industrial settings. Provides full-scope insight on plant farm, from economics and planning to life-cycle assessment Presents state-of-the-art plant farm science, written by global leaders in plant farm advancements Includes case-study examples to provide real-world insights
Author: Howard M. Resh
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2002-09-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering
This book is a comprehensive and practical guide to soilless growing. It is known as the Bible of the industry. It is a methods book in that it provides detailed information on how to design, set up and operate hydroponic culture systems. It also describes the most successful cultures to use with specific crops. Hydroponic Food Production provides an immediatereference for those who are presently growing hydroponically as well as a guidebook to get prospective growers started. The sixth edition contains 450 photographs, drawings and tables. It has directories, addresses, references, bibliography and a complete index.
Author: Dr. Dickson Despommier
Release Date: 2010-10-12
Genre: Business & Economics
"The vertical farm is a world-changing innovation whose time has come. Dickson Despommier's visionary book provides a blueprint for securing the world's food supply and at the same time solving one of the gravest environmental crises facing us today."--Sting Imagine a world where every town has their own local food source, grown in the safest way possible, where no drop of water or particle of light is wasted, and where a simple elevator ride can transport you to nature's grocery store - imagine the world of the vertical farm. When Columbia professor Dickson Despommier set out to solve America's food, water, and energy crises, he didn't just think big - he thought up. Despommier's stroke of genius, the vertical farm, has excited scientists, architects, and politicians around the globe. Now, in this groundbreaking book, Despommier explains how the vertical farm will have an incredible impact on changing the face of this planet for future generations. Despommier takes readers on an incredible journey inside the vertical farm, buildings filled with fruits and vegetables that will provide local food sources for entire cities. Vertical farms will allow us to: - Grow food 24 hours a day, 365 days a year - Protect crops from unpredictable and harmful weather - Re-use water collected from the indoor environment - Provide jobs for residents - Eliminate use of pesticides, fertilizers, or herbicides - Drastically reduce dependence on fossil fuels - Prevent crop loss due to shipping or storage - Stop agricultural runoff Vertical farms can be built in abandoned buildings and on deserted lots, transforming our cities into urban landscapes which will provide fresh food grown and harvested just around the corner. Possibly the most important aspect of vertical farms is that they can built by nations with little or no arable land, transforming nations which are currently unable to farm into top food producers. In the tradition of the bestselling The World Without Us, The Vertical Farm is a completely original landmark work destined to become an instant classic.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN HOME AQUAPONICS SYSTEM. Over 1000 Auqaponics system builds around the world on the Three Tote system plans alone! Murray Hallam is the best known face in the world-wide aquaponics movement. He is best known around the world, for his outstanding aquaponics full length video series: Aquaponics Made Easy, Aquaponics Secrets, and DIY Aquaponics. Building Aquaponics systems is Murray’s stock and trade. Four individual build projects; 1. INDY 11 standard plan set. 2. Three bed tote system. 3. Wicking bed secrets. Complete build instructions. 4. Use recycled bathtubs to make a very low cost home system. Over 180 photographs, illustrations and diagrams. Bill of quantities for each of the four projects. Plumbing mysteries unravelled.
At last, an innovative solution for urbanites, apartment dwellers, and anyone who wants to grow food in small spaces — grow up! Vertical Vegetables & Fruit shows how easy and fun small-footprint food gardening can be. Low maintenance and big harvests are just two of the benefits of using teepees, trellises, cages, hanging baskets, wall pockets, stacking pots, and multilevel raised beds to grow vegetables and fruit. Whether your soon-to-be garden is an alley, a balcony, a rooftop, or just a windowsill, master gardener Rhonda Massingham Hart provides expert advice for constructing the site, preparing the soil, and planting and caring for vegetables and fruits to produce a hearty harvest. From beans on a tepee to tomatoes on a wire archway, melons on a slanted fence to cucumbers on a trellis, kiwis on a clothesline to strawberries in a pot, there are simple growing guidelines here to fit every gardener's favorite tastes and site. For experienced gardeners looking to try new techniques as well as first-time growers with tiny growing spaces, Vertical Vegetables & Fruit is the space-saving, harvest-enhancing guide to producing a bounty of fresh food in any location.
Learn How To Start Your Own Fish Farm! Grow Plants and Raise Fish at the Same Time!***Purchase your copy of Aquaculture: An Introduction To Aquaculture For Small Farmers, today - Don't Wait - Start Your Own Fish Farm for Fun and Profit!***What is Aquaculture? Is it expensive to get started? When you read An Introduction To Aquaculture For Small Farmers, you'll learn the basics of Aquaculture farming, or simply fish farming, which is the practice of producing fish as well as other crops that live in water. This technique has been around for many centuries. This book can help you decide if this style of fish farming is right for you! Aquaculture: An Introduction To Aquaculture For Small Farmers is available for Purchase Today. This interesting book explains the pros and cons of setting up an aquaculture farming system that will provide you with both fresh fish, and vegetables. It also describes the various types of fish, and the different kinds of plants that are suitable for this type of food production. You'll also learn fun facts about aquaculture, the basics of fish farming, and much more! Aquaculture: An Introduction To Aquaculture For Small Farmers explains how to go about setting up and maintaining an Aquaculture system, and how to get started in small scale aquaculture farming. You'll also learn about the equipment, methods, and techniques you'll need to start your fish farm today!Download Aquaculture: An Introduction To Aquaculture For Small Farmers now, and start gaining the benefits of this amazing way to grow and raise fresh fish and vegetables! Start your aquaculture journey! - TODAY!Happy reading!