Category Archive: Sustainability

Survival Farms and Gardens in the 21st Century

Survival Farms and Gardens in the 21st Century – by Colle and Phyllis Davis For most people, having a built-in cushion of almost anything provides a really great feeling of comfort. The topic of ‘food security’ for families is in the news today especially in cold climates where fresh food must be imported up to …

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Feed 8 People FOREVER in ONE 40′ Grow Tray!

Feed 8 People FOREVER in ONE 40′ Grow Tray! by Colle and Phyllis Davis   We’ve done all the work for you! All you need to do plant some seeds and harvest fresh healthy food – FOREVER. A 5′ x 40′ Grow Tray to feed EIGHT people FOREVER (and forever means just that: ALWAYS.) Enroll …

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Keep pH BELOW 7.2 in Aquaponics

Nutrient Absorption Occurs BELOW 7.2 pH – by Colle and Phyllis Davis If the pH gets too near or above 7.2 in your Portable Farms® Aquaponics System’s Fish Tank, your plants cannot absorb the nutrients in the system and creates a NUTRIENT SHUTDOWN and your plants will begin to wither, show systems of leaf curl, begin to yellow, …

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TILAPIA is the Fish for Aquaponics

TILAPIA is the Fish for Aquaponics -by Colle and Phyllis Davis Tilapia is the fish most used in aquaponics. Tilapia prefer a water temperature in the low 80° F, the water can be fresh water, brackish water or even salty water, and they do just fine. They will thrive in water that can be dirty …

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JUICING with Foods from Portable Farms®

JUICING with Foods from Portable Farms® – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Nutritionists report that juicing is not a substitute for including fresh fruits and vegetables unless you put the ‘pulp’ back into the juice. After juicing, we feed our leftover pulp to the wildlife on our property (birds, squirrels, dozens of rabbits, and sadly, …

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Perfect Growing Conditions

Perfect Growing Conditions Grow Healthy Plants and Fish -by Colle Davis and Phyllis Davis Please allow us to BRAY like a happy donkey about our farms. All of their food (nutrients) arrives twice per day of a warm fish effluent (heavy waste was removed). Nutrient-rich 80 degree water is refreshed and oxygenated a couple of …

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Feeding the Poor with Portable Farms®

Feeding the Poor with Portable Farms® – by Colle and Phyllis Davis In today’s world of chaos, fear, hunger, poverty, dishonesty and crushing bureaucracy, there is a way to help those as close as your family or as inclusive as your community or even a larger section of the earth by installing an aquaponics system. …

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Growing Tomatoes in Aquaponics

 Growing Tomatoes in Aquaponics -by Colle and Phyllis Davis (Photo above) Each of these tomatoes weighs approximately 1/2 pound. We harvested them from a Farms® Aquaponics System. THEY ARE DELICIOUS. Tomatoes are the single most requested crop to grow in the Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems. The expected yields in this article are based on growth …

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Fill & Drain vs. Raft Aquaponics

Fill & Drain vs. Raft Aquaponics – by Colle and Phyllis Davis The Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems are ideally designed for community aquaponics growing. One acre of land can accommodate four Portable Farms® modules that grow 320,000 vegetables and 92,000 pounds of fish which will feed 960 people all the food they need to be healthy …

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Quick Answer: The Difference Between Hydroponics vs Aquaponics

Quick Answer: “What’s the Difference Between Hydroponics vs Aquaponics?” – by Colle and Phyllis Davis A commercial aquaponics system creates immediate jobs and food for semi-skilled people trained in less than a week Permanent fulltime jobs and year round food production in three months in greenhouses or warehouse Grows pesticide free food, table vegetables and …

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