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Aquaponic Gardening

A Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together

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Aquaponic Gardening by Sylvia Bernstein
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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.
New Society Publishers; October 2011
336 pages; ISBN 9781550924893
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Title: Aquaponic Gardening
Author: Sylvia Bernstein
 
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Why I love Aquaponic Gardening system.
I growth up with my Mother who was growing food crops for family consumption; She did that by using the old method of horticulture. We had to travel miles to get to the farms which was so tiring and time consuming. Some times even the little harvest we got is wasted at the farm do to the stress of carrying them back home.
When I came across Aquaponic gardening from the internet, I started finding out the possibility of getting involves in it but do to lack of any experience, I started searching where i can get an online education on it, and i came across ACS. it was like a dream come true as i found out that I can study without having to move away from my family and country.
when I received the eBook on Aquaponic Gardening it further open my eyes to a lot of opportunities in Aquaponics Gardening which are as follows.

1. It is a method of growing fish and vegetables for a family or commercial interest in the same space of land.

2. It reduces the stress of having to travel miles just to grow fish and vegetables.

3. There is no distance between the consumer and the farm for a system can be created even within the city where consumers are found.

4. It is very hygienic because it is grown without soil, and that can be very attractive to young people who thinks around here that farming is a dirty job.

5. It answers the quest of health food which is greatly needed today because it is grown organically without the use of chemicals.

6. It is environmentally conserving because the amount of water use in Aquaponic gardening is so small compare's to traditional gardening system.

7. When mastered, it can create a carrier, fight unemployment and food security greatly needed by our world today.

8. Since it requires technical ability to know which system to build, the kind of leafy vegetables to grow, managing and controlling pest and diseases, ACS has make available such courses to educate interested candidate even online.

In conclusion, having the opportunity to study and be evolve in Aquaponic gardening here is a dream come true for me. for it is very new here and can be very lucrative.
Thanks for creating awesome opportunity for the rest of the world particularly for us here in Africa.

looking forward to fully embark in my studies, I remain yours faithfully

Tehji Moses Chia
Aquaponic gardening studenyt.