Welcome to Colorado Aquaponics 
Growing Local Food and Minds 

Since 2009 we have been fully dedicated to practicing and teaching aquaponics for the betterment of our family, our community and our planet. We feel strongly that aquaponics and other resilient farming methods that can locally produce fresh healthy food are vital for our survival. 

Tawnya and JD Sawyer formally operated a 3,200 sq ft aquaponics farm for over 5 years called Flourish Farm working in partnership with the GrowHaus, a non-profit organization in North Denver’s Globeville and Elyria-Swansea (GES) community working to cultivate community-driven food justice through food access, youth education, and community outreach. While the GrowHaus continues it's mission of food justice, the original GrowHaus building that formally housed the aquaponic farm is no longer in operation. Please visit the GrowHaus website to learn more and help support their mission.

Locally grown, sustainable food is the foundation to healthier eating, healthier lifestyles and healthier more vibrant communities - JD Sawyer

Today JD and Tawnya own The Aquaponic Source which is our main product and services company. The Aquaponic Source provides turnkey home, school and farm scale aquaponic systems throughout North America. We offer a variety of classes and online aquaponic courses along with supplies for the DIY aquaponic enthusiast. Please visit our website to see all of our systems, projects and many other resources. https://www.theaquaponicsource.com/

Our Mission is to provide people and communities access to locally grown food and resilient farming solutions through education, demonstration, and innovation.

Recent Announcements

  • Colorado Aquaponics on Sustain
    Posted Mar 17, 2016, 7:35 PM by JD Sawyer
  • Flourish Farms 2015 in Review Flourish Farms is a 3,200 sq ft urban aquaponics farm run by Colorado Aquaponics and has been operating at the GrowHaus in NE Denver since 2012. Ownership is proud ...
    Posted Jan 12, 2022, 12:20 PM by JD Sawyer
  • Hello from the new owners of The Aquaponic Source We are proud to announce that we purchased The Aquaponic Source on Oct 9th 2015. We have some really big shoes to fill, as Sylvia and Alan Bernstein begin ...
    Posted Oct 13, 2015, 2:50 PM by JD Sawyer
Showing posts 1 - 3 of 63. View more »