Aquaponic Gardening: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together
New Society Publishers, Oct 1, 2011 - Gardening - 288 pages
Dive into home aquaponics with this definitive do-it-yourself guide
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 the best 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:
Aquaponics systems are completely organic. They are four to six times more productive and use 90 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 down side! Anyone interested in taking the next step towards self-sufficiency will be fascinated by this practical, accessible and well-illustrated guide.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - strogan - LibraryThing
Received from Member Giveaways. Interesting reading. I had heard of aquaponics before on a larger scale through the odd documentary and during a visit to EPCOT's(R) Land Pavilion growing center. Book ... Read full review
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We have been thinking about adding a pond to our backyard, but this book has really changed my mind. I am now going to add it to my garden. I loved this book. It teaches you everything you need to ... Read full review
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