The amount of people looking for food transparency is growing every day as people ask the following question:
Where is my food coming from?
From the Non-GMO Project to farmer’s markets that are popping up like crazy in cities across the US, people everywhere are waking up the the realities of our food supply. A Newcastle University study conducted in 2014, concluded that there are “statistically significant, meaningful” differences, with a range of antioxidants being “substantially higher” – between 19% and 69% – in organic food. And, although we can all add more fruit and vegetables to our plates and eliminate the processed foods, we know that the price of food, specifically organic and non-GMO food is getting more expensive.
Our project intention is “to transform the practical sustainability of the most important elements required for human survival; shelter, food & water. Many people want to create a more sustainable lifestyle, but unfortunately sustainability isn’t always the most cost effective. That’s where we come in. Our focus on creating kits mean that you can get #sustainable faster and more affordable than ever before. From our Backyard-style Aquaponics Greenhouse kit to our flagship design, the ApocaReady SustainaPod, you have great options to quickly start producing your own food year-round!
Aqua-what? This is getting hard to pronounce.
If you are like many people, you may be looking up the term aquaponics right now. On the sustainable food side of the project, the team sees aquaponics greenhouse gardening as the “farming of the future.” When most people think of gardening the phrase “a lot of work” often comes into our minds. Spending a lot of time preparing for a garden, planting a garden, watering, tending, weeding, and so much more can often lead people to choose to buy more expensive groceries and skip the hassle. Not to mention relying on good ole’ mother nature to cooperate, combined with only being able to grow the vegetables and fruit that are ideal for your region of the world.
On the other hand, aquaponics techniques have been used in Asia for hundreds of years or longer, as farmers cultivated their rice paddy fields in balanced ecosystems with fish they raised in the irrigated waterways. Today, aquaponics systems are popular with both commercial greenhouse operations as well as backyard setups to grow produce, herbs, fruits and vegetables, with a side of protein – you can also harvest the fish.
Our flagship kit offers year-round, organic food production, made more secure by the shipping container structure for large quantities of food. Or for the typical family, supplementing your food supply or testing it out with the Aquaponics Backyard Kit might be a more fitting option. Aquaponics is the easiest and quickest way to achieve an organic, non-GMO system, as long as non-GMO organic seeds. Aquaponics uses fish waste as the fertilizer, thus even attempting to put pesticides and chemicals on plants would destroy the ecosystem, killing the fish and eventually the plants.
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