The Food Plant™ is a complete commercial aquaponics system for growing sustainable organic food. It combines organic hydroponics with tilapia farming, greenhouse farming, vermiculture, and anaerobic digestion in order to bring sustainable urban agriculture to communities. The Food Plant concept utilizes rainwater collection systems and alternative energy to reduce water use for agriculture and increase energy efficiency for growing food. The aquaponics system, in addition to producing organic fish and vegetables, also produces organic liquid fertilizers and plant food from food waste, green manures and fish feed such as duckweed, and earthworms and worm castings. The Food Plant greenhouse farming system design ideally operates adjacent to a grocery store or food retailer, and includes a community food processing facility.
The Food Plant commercial aquaponic system can be combined with aquaponics training and urban agriculture educational programs to decrease food insecurity in communities and support sustainable community building and living.
Learn more about the Food Plant aquaponics design and the individual aquaponics system components by exploring Grow Channels section of our site or by contacting Bioponica directly. Bioponica can assist cities, non-profits, greenhouse farmers, grocery store owners, and large-scale urban agriculture entrepreneurs in aquaponics systems design, commercial hydroponics engineering solutions, or other urban farming design, training and consultation needs.