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Organic Food and Aquaponics

You have a small area, and you want to eat healthier, have you heard of organic food and aquaponics?  With the stress of a busy life, what is it that you do to increase your health?  One way is through eating better and taking a break from the day to day routine of business.  But where do you purchase tasty nutrient rich food?

There is a perception that there is less and less healthy food available in the market, as well as in cafeterias and restaurants.  While the fatty, pre-prepared food has taken over the supermarkets and local stores add stress to our bodies, some people believe that it is getting more and more difficult to find organic food.

Organic Food 

Organic food and aquaponics bring the solution for food that is not only tastier, but it is also healthier than the options available in their local grocery store.

Here is the perception of our food supply:

  • Lower quality food
  • Higher prices
  • Genetically modified organisms (food crops)
  • Chemical fertilizers
  • Farms that spray chemicals on food to increase the shelf life

What is even more alarming is that the price of organic food appears to grow significantly day by day. Even while the quality of what is considered organic slides down in quality.  There is more regulation required to ensure that what is sold in some stores is good quality food, especially when imported from other countries.  This makes it so fewer and fewer people can afford to buy fresh fruits and vegetables necessary for a balanced diet. The solution is purchasing organic food locally. 

If you are looking for an easy fun way to grow your own food, then you should start growing your own organic produce and fish by using aquaponics. The ease and balance of growing your own healthy food is becoming easier and easier.  There is not only training available on the internet, but aquaponic equipment is also available on the internet.  You may even have a supplier of equipment near you as well.

The Benefits of Aquaponics

  • Aquaponics’ principles are simple:
  •  You grow fish in a tank
  • The water from the fish tank feeds your vegetation
  •  Now proliferate the plant seeds
  • Care for them during their development period
  • Only use organic materials in your system
  • In less than one year harvest your own crops.

It is as simple as it can be to get fresh veggies and herbs, grow fish and have a balanced diet with little money and almost no effort. It may sound unbelievable, but this easily attainable as more and more gardeners are starting organic food and aquaponics systems!

What is even better is that you can place your mini aquaponic farm wherever you want in your house.

  • You can keep it hidden in your garage or you can boast about it by making it the center of your living room.
  • You can put your small tank and veggies in your apartment!

This will offer you significant independence from the rising prices of organic produce. You will be able to have whatever veggies you want without spending huge amounts of money on the market.

This way, not only do you save money for the little pleasures of the life, but you will also have fresh food on your table and will be able to offer your family a healthy, tasty meal. So, why spend lots of money and let others make fortunes on your behalf when you can have everything you need for your meal with the aquaponic farming? It has never been so easy!

One more item to remember is that organic food and aquaponics will continue to bring the cost down of healthy food options as more and more farmers and gardeners embrace the practice.  If you have a local market, shop there.  If there is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) participating farm then enroll in it.  Make friends and eat healthy, what can be better than that?  Show that you have the grit in your life to exercise the freedom to choose a healthy life.

Turning Your Dreams into the Life of Your Dreams 

Chris Downs, the Caretaker 

Founder hisfarm.org and Ambassador of Natural News and Sustainable Living on How to Live on Purpose.com.

nebraska dave
9/1/2012 1:50:21 PM

Chris, you make it sound so simple. I've not seen any thing like you are talking about. The operation is usually larger than what would fit in a garage or living room. Do you have one that's operational? Could we see pictures of it? I am in progress of making my rain water storage tank into an aquatic system. Because of the time to setup a land purchase into a garden, I've not had the time to make it happen this year. It would have been a bad year to get started with fish anyway. The drought made the 400 gallon tank quite low all summer. Next year will be easier than this year at the big garden. Most of the heavy work has been completed so next year will not be about clearing the land or fence building. Have a great aquaponics day.