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Starting a large scale aquaponics system to grow local fish and vegetables as well as educate the community on growing sustainably.
Starting a large scale aquaponics system to grow local fish and vegetables as well as educate the community on growing sustainably.
91 backers pledged CA$ 12,560 to help bring this project to life.

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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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    Pledge CA$ 20 or more About $19

    ***COMMUNITY SUPPORTER*** Get a thank you card fresh from the local letterpress print-shop Rabbittown Press, an invitation to our Kickstarter final party, and your name listed on our supporters page on our website.

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    ***WEAR YOUR LABEL T SHIRT*** Local mental health fashion company Wear Your Label has partnered with Oasis Farmery to create a limited edition T-Shirt. Wear Your Label is a conscious clothing line with a passion to change the face of mental health. This pledge helps both local businesses work towards their goals. Check out Wear Your Label's initiatives at http://www.wearyourlabel.com/

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    ***PADROV DESIGNED MUG*** Get an Oasis Farmery inspired mug designed and made by the hands of local ceramic artisan Maja Padrov, as well as our Rabbittown Press designed thank you card. This functional ceramic art will serve to remind you daily of your kind contribution every morning when you sip back your tea. Check out some of Maja's ceramic creations at http://www.majapadrov.com/

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    Pledge CA$ 100 or more About $93

    ***BE THE FIRST*** Get one of the very first domestic aquaponics systems to start growing your own food and save $150 from the retail price. (Fredericton area only)

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    ***LOCAL SUPPORTER PACKAGE*** Combines the COMMUNITY SUPPORTER, WEAR YOUR LABEL T-SHIRT, and PADROV DESIGNED MUG. Save $45 on the package value!

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    Pledge CA$ 250 or more About $231

    ***START TO GROW*** Order our domestic aquaponics system, and start to grow at home. These small systems are great for growing your every culinary helpers like small vegetable and herbs, and they also make great tools for sharing the joy of growing with children.

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    Pledge CA$ 500 or more About $463

    ***CUSTOM PROPAGANDA-STYLE POSTER*** If this hanging in your house doesn't kickstart a conversation, nothing will. We will have a custom Oasis Farmery inspired poster printed with propaganda style typography, completely designed and made at Rabbittown Press in Fredericton. We even want your input on the design, so start brainstorming and think big! The poster will then be signed by Jake and Andrew, framed, and shipped to you. Check out Rabbittown Press's work at http://rabbittownpress.org/

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    Pledge CA$ 1,000 or more About $926

    *** PLOOME DESIGNED HANDWOVEN BLANKET*** Aquaponics Inspired handwoven blanket by Ploome Fiber Arts - These limited edition blankets, woven by local artist, entrepreneur, and fiber aficionado, Anna Mathis, will incorporate both an Oasis Farmery theme and the creative brilliance of Mathis's work. To see the beautiful creations Ploome creates, check out http://www.ploomefiberarts.com/

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    Pledge CA$ 2,000 or more About $1,851

    ***LARGE LOCAL SUPPORTER PACKAGE*** Combines the HANDWOVEN BLANKET, CUSTOM PROPAGANDA-STYLE POSTER, HANDMADE MUG, and WEAR YOUR LABEL T-SHIRT!

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    Pledge CA$ 8,000 or more About $7,404

    ***GROW YOUR COMMUNITY*** Jake and Andrew will come to you and do a 2 day workshop on aquaponics and sustainable growing for a group of your choice. Covered topics may include: aquaponics, food waste, green power generation, vermicomposting, and permaculture.

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