Aquaponics

One of the primary ways that we want to serve the
Children’s Home and eventually the surrounding communities is through aquaponics. Aquaponics is combining aqua culture, which is raising fish in tanks, and hydroponics which is growing vegetables without soil, and combining them into one self-sustaining system. The beauty of this system is that it allows us to provide nutrient rich plants and a sustainable protein source for the children of the orphanage regardless of the soil conditions or rainfall.

Ultimately we want to teach this process to others and help them build these systems in their homes and villages, completely revolutionizing these remote areas. This project will bring a more balanced diet to the lives of the children and potentially bring income and purpose to many families in the town of Jimani and surrounding areas.

2 responses to “Aquaponics

  1. Please take a look at this website for water saving gardening, http://www.earthtainer.org . Or, Google “Earthtainer.” I think it is a fascinating economical way to produce food, especially in third world settings. I am working on designs to use the principal in our own 4 x 8 foot raised beds. Let me know if you’d like to know more. Maybe you can bring this idea with you to DR!

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