- Water tank: Filtered water is kept in the tank and slowly released into the breadbaskets below
- Vegetables growing in breadbasket: Breadbaskets filled with porous lava stoned are used to grow vegetables. The stones and vegetables roots trap the nutrients and filter the water which then flows into the fish tank below.
- Fish droppings enrich the water with nutrients for growing vegetables
- A variety of small vegetables can be grown such as swiss chard, cows peas, eggplants, sweet peppers, etc.
- Pump: A solar powered or had pump recycles the water to the top tank, ready for the cycle to start again.
- Chickens provide meat and eggs for consumption and/or for sale. Their droppings are captured and used to feed the fish.
This unique system integrates fish, poultry and vegetable farming using recycled water. It is designed to maximise the yield of each component, whilst minimising the amount of water required. Our research has shown that Haller’s aquaponics system uses only 2% of the water conventionally needed for the same vegetable production. This is particularly important in drought-prone areas in Africa. Haller’s aquaponics system is also affordable, it is made with low cost materials that can be found locally.
We have made several changes to this initial design – in particular to the fish tanks. A revised illustration is currently being worked on.
We went on a field trip to Olympia to check out the amazing things The Evergreen State College is doing on the sustainability front.
Here is part of their Aquaponics system!
Thank you so much for showing us around! We have lots of ideas for new things to do!
I’m re-posting this because I think it needs to get out there.
THE SAWYER FILTER COSTS THE SAME AS A LIFESTRAW, DOES MORE AND ~ LASTS LONGER ~.
Do you want a filter that stops working after 264 gallons or one that stops after 100,000?
Honestly, this is your life we’re talking about.
Reblogging for future reference.
Take me back
Idaho mountain cabin, in the boulder mountains.
It’s incredibly unlikely that Ebola would mutate to spread through the
air, and the best way to make sure it doesn’t is to stop the epidemic, a
top government scientist told concerned lawmakers Wednesday. “A virus
that doesn’t replicate, doesn’t mutate,” Dr. Anthony Fauci of the
National Institutes of Health told a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee.
Make up your mind already.
If you begin prepping for TEOTWAWKI, and a good stockpile is on your list of preps, it will quickly become evident just how many different items are useful to stockpile for a SHTF situation. Your list can be short and sweet at first, but once you really get into things, you’ll see just how enormous …
11. Nail clippers. Friggin’ nail clippers. I go through a pair every year.