Adam Navidi is taking farming to a whole new level. Aquaponic farming is using fish to fertilize hydroponic farms. It is pretty amazing.
Aquaponics /ˈækwəˈpɒnɨks/, is a food production system that combines conventional aquaculture(raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics(cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. In normal aquaculture, excretions from the animals being raised can accumulate in the water, increasing toxicity. In an aquaponic system, water from an aquaculture system is fed to a hydroponic system where the by-products are broken down by nitrogen-fixing bacteria into nitrates and nitrites, which are utilized by the plants as nutrients. The water is then recirculated back to the aquaculture system.
We left this definition here to help you understand just how important Aquaponics could become to feed our ever growing population. Its is an efficient way to conserve water, space and nutrients – as well as producing organic delicious vegetables and healthy farmed raised fish.
Future Farms is leading the way in this revolution, and Chef Adam Navidi is the mad scientist/ farmer that started it all.