Closed-Loop Aquaponics: Aquaponics With Applied Permaculture
Aquaponics is one of the most sustainable and productive farming systems in the world. It combines Aquaculture and Hydroponics to create more self-sufficient systems that use only a fraction of the water, labor, energy, etc. that other conventional farming methods use. Combining Permaculture Design with Aquaponics creates an even more dynamic, productive & regenerative system. This approach focuses on integrating aquaponics systems into the greater landscape, community, surrounding systems, and designing it appropriate to diverse needs, climates, ecologies, and cultures.
Aquaponics with Applied Permaculture also focuses on closing the loops of the system's needs (water, energy, fish, feed, heat, gas, etc.) to be generated on site. Products of a permaculture designed aquaponics systems can include: solar electricity, solar heated air, solar heated water, fish, prawns, vegetables, fruit, aquatic plants, algae, minnows, snails, worms, fertilizers, methane gas, and more.
At a time of global climate change, destruction of ecosystems, depletion of resources, pollution of water and huge losses of top soil worldwide, Aquaponics with Applied Permaculture is a game changing appropriate technology that can provide relief to many of the pressing problems facing the world today while supporting local food resiliency.