What Is It?
The most simple definition of Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (the soil-less growing of plants) that grows fish & plants together in one integrated system. The fish waste provides an organic food source for the plants, and the plants naturally filter the water for the fish. No harmful petrochemicals, pesticides or herbicides can be used.
Where Is it?
Because of its flexibility, an aquaponics farm can go anywhere there is land to build on! Aquaponics uses only 1/10th of the water of soil-based gardening and even less water than hydroponics or recirculating aquaculture. This is a game changer for the Philippines and other 3rd world countries when water is expensive or low due to summer seasons and dry springs. It’s a natural ecosystem! Organic veggies are now affordable for the local people.
Aquaponic systems can be put anywhere, and it benefits are widespread. From boosting the local economy by creating jobs to creating healthy sustainable food for the local community, this sustainable farming method will be a game changer for so many. For many local farmers, rainy season can be a starvation season for their family due to crops not producing or being soaked out. But with aquaponics, it brings security to families financially, physically and emotionally.
Interested in Purchasing our Produce?
Highland Aquaponics is pleased to bring you organic, fresh and quality products to your Baguio and area hotel, restaurant or food service. Online ordering coming January 2019! We will be taking pre-orders November 2018 – get your name on the list! (Manila Delivery Available)