April Showers Bring May Aquaponics

Resources on building or buying your own aquaponics system!

Ryan & I are planning on setting up greywater filtration beds on our Ripples homestead.  Eventually we’d like to try aquaponics, too, on a small DIY scale.  That’s why this week’s Making Ripples column in The Free Weekly covers the basics on greywater and aquaponics, two distinct but related concepts.  Special thanks go out to the Stanley family for giving us a guided tour of their sustainably built home and greywater beds!  They’re featured in this week’s People Making Ripples, so be sure to check it out and see what one family can do right here in Northwest Arkansas.  Here are some general links, recently published books, and a great educational video by Purdue University to help you get started with your own aquaponics system and to learn more about the history of aquaculture and hydroponics:

What is aquaculture?

What is hydroponics?

What is aquaponics?

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Aquaponic Gardening

Aquaponic Gardening: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together

See what the famous Growing Power in Milwaukee is doing with their aquaponics system!



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Brad Volz
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Nice post and resources. Thanks Amanda. You have lots of great plans for your land and sustainable life.

Amanda Bancroft
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Thanks Brad! It was fun learning about aquaponics and seeing how small
or large the systems can be. I’m looking forward to doing more tangible
things this fall! Thanks for reading.

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