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Aquaponics is an integrated scientific model of agriculture in which fish and plants are raised in a system that benefits both.

In the closed-loop system used by ColdSnap Aquaponics, tilapia are raised in tanks and provide a nutrient-rich source of water that passes through a biological filtration process. Clear flowing, nutrient-rich water sustains the plants growing in floating rafts. Water is circulated back to the fish tanks and begins the process again.

This relatively new agriscience is sustainable and biologically sound. It’s also good for the environment. Aquaponics uses less than 10% of the water needed for conventional agriculture.

Harvesting occurs year round, making fresh, locally grown, and nutritious produce available any day of the year. Being raised in the controlled environment of a greenhouse, the tilapia, leafy greens, microgreens, herbs and vegetables are free of fertilizers, herbicides and chemicals.

ColdSnap Aquaponics uses organic gardening practices at its Central Wisconsin facility. Hospitals, schools, and restaurants that serve the produce and fish raised at the facility can be assured that they are providing the highest quality and healthiest food available on the market.

 

Helpful Resources

What is Aquaponics?

Aquaponics – USDA

WSAW Article on Aquaponics

Wikipedia – Aquaponics

Aquaponics Association

Urban Farmers Aquaponics

Aquaculture