About the Book
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:
- System location considerations and hardware components
- The living elements — fish, plants, bacteria, and worms
- Putting it all together — starting and maintaining a healthy system.
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.
About the Book
Like many of the best ideas, the beauty of aquaponics lies in its simplicity. A combination of aquaculture and hydroponics, aquaponics is an innovative method for growing fish and plants together in an integrated ecosystem. Aquaponic Gardening provides everything you need to know to create a complete home aquaponics system which will yield healthy, fresh, delicious food all year round.
Sylvia Bernstein is the president and founder of The Aquaponic Source. An internationally recognized expert on aquaponic gardening, Sylvia speaks, writes and blogs extensively about this revolutionary technique. AquaponicGardening.com