Aquaponics: A farming revolution?

  • Aquaponics uses 2% of the water used in conventional farming practices, whereas conventional farming uses 70% of the fresh water resources on the planet.

  • Energy usage is 70%-92% less than conventional agricultural methods

  • There are no environmentally hazardous by-products

  • No chemicals are used to alter or mask the foods true taste

  • Aquaponics is scalable to any size, household or commercial

[image-1]Green Acre Organics is on a mission to start a "farming revolution". If you would like to learn more you can attend one of their free monthly farm tours which are held the first Saturday of every month at 11 a.m. 26452 Richbarn Rd. Brooksville, FL 34601.

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I recently had the opportunity to hear the owners of Green Acre Organics speak about their aquaponics farm, which is located in Brooksville, FL. They supply produce to Hernando County health food stores, farmers markets and restaurants, and hope to spread the word on this combination of hydroponics and aquaculture and its benefits.

According to their presentation:

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