Category: Sustainability

The Economics of Aquaponics 

The Economics of Aquaponics By Colle and Phyllis Davis, Inventors, Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems The information in this article focuses on the economics of aquaponics. We explore the financial aspects as well as people’s desire to learn about the aquaponics technology that allows them to grow food year-round. PFAS LLC has offered our Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems for …

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Aquaponics Is a Perfect Match for Those with an Ambulatory Disability

Aquaponics Is a Perfect Match for Those with an Ambulatory Disability  LOVE TO GARDEN? But, can’t bend or stoop? Portable Farms® has a solution! – by the Inventors of Portable Farms®  Aquaponics Systems Until now, ‘dirt gardens’ have not been an option for those with ambulatory disabilities because of their difficulty reaching down to the ground dig …

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Basil is a High-Value Crop for Aquaponics

Phyllis Davis harvesting fresh delicious basil from Portable Farms Aquaponics System Basil – A High-Value Crop for Aquaponics by Colle and Phyllis Davis Basil is a high-value crop for aquaponics. It is enjoyed as a fresh-leaf herb on meats and vegetables, prepared in sauces such as pesto, or dried and used in many recipes in …

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Start a Hobby Farm for Family Fun 

Start a Hobby Farm for Family Fun – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Start your own hobby farm and invite your entire family to care for the fish and plants to grow your own food. A small farm requires only five-minutes a day to feed the fish and tend to the plants. For most people, …

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Hot Trending Investment for 2019: COMMERCIAL AQUAPONICS

Hot Trending Investment for 2019: COMMERCIAL AQUAPONICS – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Where can money be invested today that will give the investor a reasonable rate of return and more importantly assure a safe investment that will be long lasting and be selling product into a growing and insatiable market? Go through the list of …

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Rent a Greenhouse for a One Year Return-on-Investment

Rent a Greenhouse for a One Year Return-on-Investment– by Colle and Phyllis Davis Rent a greenhouse instead of building one for your commercial aquaponics system and get a one year return on your investment. In Southern California (obviously, a biased sampling) the cost to lease a greenhouse of 25,000 to 75,000 sq ft is from US$1,500 …

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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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Think Ahead for Winter Growing

The Happy Portable Farmer, Colle Davis (aka The Fish Whisperer), Inventor, with a single head of lettuce from one of his own Portable Farmsâ„¢ Aquaponics Systems that was grown in only 40 days. This is an unretouched photo.

Winter Growing in Aquaponics– by Colle and Phyllis Davis Yes, you can grow a variety of crops YEAR ROUND in aquaponics in acclimatized greenhouses if you install grow lights for use during winter months to extend the light of the day. In order to grow food you need six hours of direct sunlight per day …

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YEAR ROUND Ideal Growing Conditions for Aquaponics

YEAR ROUND Ideal Growing Conditions for Aquaponics – by Colle and Phyllis Davis  One single head of India Mustard (tastes like a spicy lettuce) that was harvested from a Portable Farms® Aquaponics System.  Question:   “How is it possible that Portable Farms Aquaponics Systems can grow such DELICIOUS and nutrient rich food year round?” Answers: In sunlight, plans …

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Energy-Saving Devices for Aquaponics in Cold Climates

New Energy-Saving Devices for Aquaponics in Cold Climates – by Colle and Phyllis Davis We receive many inquiries from people who live in very COLD climates who ask us, “Does aquaponics work in cold climates?” And our answer is always, “YES IT DOES! In fact, it’s actually easier to heat a greenhouse than it is …

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