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Aquaponics by Aqua Annie - Oct 2012

Fish and plants growing happily together to feed our world.

neal Forsthoefel

on 24 October 2012

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Transcript of Aquaponics by Aqua Annie - Oct 2012

Building a Food Resilient City Urban Agriculture and
Aquaponics Ann Forsthoefel
Aqua Annie
ann@aquaannie.com How does it work? Advantages of Aquaponics Food can be grown anywhere -- a warehouse, your backyard, a rooftop, a parking lot or corporate HQ.
www.linkedin.com/pub/neal-forsthoefel/7/73b/196 www.linkedin.com/pub/ann-forsthoefel/2a/b01/936 Sweet Water Warehouse - Milwaukee, WI We cannot forever feed ourselves on fossil fuel, deforestation, and greenhouse gas emissions. 40% of all the land on earth has been cleared for agriculture. Irrigation is the single largest use of water on the planet. Agriculture produces 30% of all GHG (green house gases). Population is growing by 75 million per year - the size of Germany. Produces more food, faster and in less space than soil based production (up to 8-10X). Uses 90% less water to grow the same amount of food in traditional terrestial farming. Urban Agriculture growing food where we live

creates commercial and neighborhood economic opportunities

food security How Will We Feed Ourselves? Visions of Urban Agriculture A food system that mimics nature Aquaponics Aquaculture Hydroponics + combining technologies recycling waste into resources creating ecosystems promoting biodiversity producing food IBC "Recycled Container" Acorn Squash and Cucumbers Our Backyard System Lettuce, and chard Our Backyard System Barrelponics   How Will We Feed Ourselves? vacant warehouses Solutions For Today
brown field
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