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What is aquaponics?

Some believe the Aztec were first to engage in agricultural use of aquaponics, raising plants on floating islands in fish ponds. Others refer to ancient Egypt. Either way, it is clear that aquaponics have ancient roots. What is aquaponics? Aquaponics is the simultaneous cultivation of plants and aquatic animals in a symbiotic environment where the […]

What is hydroponics?

Hydroponics As a farming tool, many believe hydroponics started in the ancient city of Babylon with its famous hanging gardens, which are listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and was probably one of the first successful attempts to grow plants hydroponically. Hydroponic gardening probably first became a modem reality around […]

Silos for preserving plant nutrients

    Where did all the silo’s go? Silos used to dot the countryside of America. That was back in the day, when farmers appreciated the value of green manures as a of fodder for livestock. Animals get a tremendous amount of nutrients from green grasses and plant trimmings. This is particularly true when anaerobic […]