Aquaponic systems

Growing fish with hydroponics: Aquaponic farming

Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture and hydroponics. In aquaponics, the nutrient-rich water that results from raising fish provides a source of natural fertilizer for the growing plants. As the plants consume the nutrients, they help to purify the water that the fish live in. A natural microbial process keeps both the fish and plants healthy. Aquaponics therefore produces both fish and organic or chemical free fruits and vegetables, in a dynamic, pond-type ecosystem. It can either feed just you and your family or it can be part of feeding a community. We have a fully installed aquaponic system at our farm in Zambezi, Kikuyu that you can explore at your own convenience. We can provide you with all materails required and even give you the fish! These include: the fish tank, growing bed and water unit.