Heros Series: On Aquaponics………….

This was copied from here.

7/13/2012
(this rainy air in the desert mixed with the scent of grilled apples smells so wonderful)

OK enough posting about the mere theory of living a sustainable and authentic life… creating your own reality… and doing what it takes to finally take responsibility for finally following your dreams.

It’s great to talk the talk, but nothing is going to change for us until we DECIDE to WALK the WALK… especially when it comes to taking responsibility for your life and survival.
NO ONE IS GONNA DO IT FOR YOU.

One angle of sustainability that I am UTTERLY FASCINATED by is the idea that we really CAN produce our own food. During the Great Depression, my grandmother’s family – with 11 kids – had a farm and helped feed and take care of their neighbors who were struggling. They were using traditional agricultural practices, of course. The idea that this was possible then, yet so uncommon today, makes me wonder how people think they will survive in the future.

I want to share with you information about a wonderful, amazing, “new” technology that is steadily gaining traction as a mainstream means of producing delicious, nutritious, chemical- and pesticide-free food.

AQUAPONICS

Aquaponics is a means of producing such food that combines technology in aquaculture (growing fish) with the absolutely badass technology called hydroponics (soiless gardening). A few months ago, I’d only had a pretty thorough understanding of the latter. I’d grown lettuce and tomatoes hydroponically before. Through facebook I came across this “aquaponics,” and was curious as to what it is.

A dear friend of mine sent me to this YouTube video, which really explains the unlimited possibilities this technology has to offer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nIL9hWW3-Q

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