Aquaponic Urban Farm
I’ve been hearing a lot about aquaponics lately. Aquaponics is a farming method in which fish and plants are grown together in a recirculating ecosystem. At first, I was a little skeptical about the whole system (I mean, fish waste is ultimately feeding the plants I was going to eat, there’s just something weird about that). But the more I learn about it, the more it seems like a really intelligent way to nourish the growing need for large-scale food production in urban centers.
Because the self-contained systems don’t need soil, aquaponics farming can happen pretty much anywhere — think rooftops or underutilized urban lots — bringing fresh, organic food to areas of the city that may never have had access to fresh food before. Check out this Kickstarter project that wants to use shipping containers to build aquaponics system in an abandoned car park in London: