Aquaponic is actually a portmanteau of the terms aquaculture (growing fish) and hydroponics (growing plants in water instead of soil). In a nutshell, we raise our fish in tanks and recirculate the water from those tanks through our produce-growing areas. This eliminates the two biggest challenges of aquaculture (What do you do with all the fish waste?) and hydroponics (Where do you get the nutrients the plants need?). The plant roots are able to easily get what they need from the nutrient rich water, and in doing so, they act as filters, allowing clean water to return back to the fish. It's biomimicry at its tastiest!

Learn more about aquaponics here.

You can find a good summary of our produce throughout the website; our "fish" products currently include tilapia and fresh-water prawns, though we are continually trialling new aquatic treats.

Why is this sustainable?

  • Growing plants in an aquaponic system actually reduces the amount of water it takes to grow them (significantly!).

  • Aquaponic systems demand safer pest controls because of the fish sensitivities- we use careful planning, beneficial insects, and mycological treatments to ensure that everyone's happy and healthy.

  • Open pollinated, heirloom, and non-GMO seeds increase the genetic diversity we need to avoid another potato (or lettuce) famine.

  • We heat our greenhouse with local waste wood to make good use of our resources- most of it is even from our farm.

  • We layer our system to get the most food out of our greenhouse- with careful planning, we've continually reduced the footprint attached to each vegetable or fish.

  • Reusable packaging (as much as possible) lowers our carbon footprint

  • So does your choice to purchase local food and fish!