The Oasis Farmery helps people who are concerned with where their food is from, how their food is grown, and how their food tastes. If any of these things concern you, you have come to the right place.
The Oasis Farmery addresses these concerns by growing local and organic fish and vegetables using their aquaponics system. Aquaponics is a way of growing fish and vegetables in a symbiotic relationship; nutrients from the fish is used as fertilizer for the plants, and the plants in turn filter the water for the fish. More technically, aquaponics combines aquaculture (raising fish inland) and hydroponics (growing plants without soil).
By combining these two systems we can grow vegetables with 90% less land and 90% less water than traditional farming, while growing fish at the same time!
Local businesses and artists featured in our rewards:
Rabbittown Press, http://rabbittownpress.org/
Wear Your Label, http://www.wearyourlabel.com/
Maja Padrov, http://www.majapadrov.com/
Anna Mathis, http://www.ploomefiberarts.com/
Risks and challenges
Food takes time to grow. This is a fact that is easy to forget in this day and age when a 5 minute trip to the grocery store instantly gives us access to food grown across the continent. Even with an aquaponics system speeding up growth, heads of lettuce or kale can still take 4 – 6 weeks before they are ready to harvest.
Before you can get to this stage though, the correct nitrogen balances much be set up in the system to ensure maximum growth. We will be including detailed instruction on how to setup your aquaponics system (large or small), and will be available to answer all your aquaponics questions.
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