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Aquaponics is the commingling of Aquaculture, a.k.a. fish farming, and Hydroponics, growing plants/crops without soil. This instructable will show you a simple method of growing both fish and plants, using easily obtained and/or household items, for enjoyment and beauty or for consumption. Why should you care? Aquaponics (AP) is easy and has been used for thousands of years (from Chinese rice paddys to the Aztec water gardens), can be practiced on any scale, consumes approximately 1% of the water in a traditional growing system, and is a great way to learn about closed-loop systems and ecology.
story by Marilou Suszko photos by Barney Taxel Ten years ago, Emeril Lagasse proclaimed food in this country to be “more exciting than anywhere else in the world.” “It’s cool to be a farmer and it’s cool to be chef,” he said.
I think these planters should be self watering. As in hook up a hose and you're done watering. For the summer.