A Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
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 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 componentsThe living elementsfish, plants, bacteria, and wormsPutting it all togetherstarting and maintaining a healthy systemAquaponics systems are completely organic. They are four to six times more productive and use ninety percent less water than conventional gardens. Other advantages include no weeds, fewer pests, and no watering, fertilizing, bending, digging, or heavy liftingin fact, there really is no downside! Anyone interested in taking the next step towards self-sufficiency will be fascinated by this practical, accessible, and well-illustrated guide.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.
If you would like to learn about aquaponics from a book and not google, this is the book. I purchased the actual book two years ago. It is a reference book/guide. I think it is the best source of information out there. I think the best example that the books creativity was to use composting worms in your grow beds. The worms will break down the fish and plant waste(roots) much faster than bacteria. Then you also have a replenishing food supplement for the fish. I didn't find that info online in the years I have researched aquaponics. Book also has great pictures and illistrations.
Great book that takes you through all aspects of the creating your Aquaponic garden. Now ready to start my system.
Well written and easy to read.