Aquaponics is an extremely efficient and productive method of food production that combines aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (growing plants in water) in a contained and balanced ecosystem.
In an aquaponic system, the amonia generated by fish is naturally converted into nitrates that are used by plants for vigorous growth. The plants filter the water for the fish, and the cycle repeats. Unnatural fertilizers, pesticides and antibiotics should not be used. Those used for plants can harm the fish, and those used for fish can harm the plants. Aquaponic produce is therefore 'naturally grown' by design. At Local Roots Aquaponics we are committed to growing only the purest, most flavorful and nutritious aquaponic food - and helping you do the same!
Modern aquaponic systems require just 10% the amount of water used in traditional farming (some just 2%!). This makes aquaponics particularly appealing in arid regions where water conservation is a priority. Additionally, aquaponic growers can plant twice as densely and our plants often grow twice as fast compared to traditional farming, resulting in significantly more food than we could otherwise produce in a year on a given plot of land. And the land does not need to be arable!
Please join us in supporting this method of farming where it is most needed, the desert. Aquaponics helps us grow more natural food locally, in a way that is more sustainable than traditional agriculture.