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Growing Food, Growing Minds Kickstarter Campaign

posted Aug 8, 2012, 8:44 AM by Tawnya Sawyer   [ updated Aug 8, 2012, 9:13 AM ]
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The Colorado Aquaponics team is excited to announce that we have launched a crowd funding, kickstarter campaign to give a large audience of people the opportunity to be a part of a very innovative and important project at the GrowHaus this fall. We are building a commercial scale aquaponics system modeled after the Green Acres Aquaponics system in Florida to provide fresh, chemical free food for the neighborhood, green job opportunities and education. This project has been in the works for almost 3 years, and the greenhouse renovations are almost completed. Now is the time to make the system a reality. So if you have ever visited the GrowHaus, (or plan to at the Aquaponics Association Annual conference Sept 21-23), then you will see the amazing progress happening to transform a neighborhood considered a food desert, into a vibrant urban farm and market. Read More....

Before and after pictures of the GrowHaus space. The original building was constructed in the 1950's and had been abandoned for many years. It was purchased in 2009 with plans to make the space into a lush, green, growing environment to provide food for the local Elyria/Swansea neighborhood. Aquaponics was chosen because it grows both protein and produce in one system, reuses the byproduct of one species to fertilize another, creating zero waste and prohibits the use of agrochemicals. Aquaponics also conserves water which is critical in Colorado as it is around the world. We believe that aquaponics is one piece of the puzzle to solving a sustainable food system in a hungry planet.