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Community Aquaponics is the HOT NEW TREND

Community Aquaponics is the HOT NEW TREND – by Colle and Phyllis Davis The impact of a single community aquaponics system is much larger than the excellent ROI (Return on Investment) and high monthly income. The impact of multiple units has a profound effect on virtually every aspect of a community.       10,000 …

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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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Zucchini Grow WELL in Portable Farms

Zucchini! OH YUM. You can cook almost anything with zucchini and they are EASY to grow year round in a Portable Farms Aquaponics System! Generally, zucchini are grown during the summer (May to August in the Northern Hemisphere). Zucchini is a small summer squash (a vegetable) that looks like a cucumber but has yellow flesh inside …

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The Wonder Fish: TILAPIA in Aquaponics

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The Wonder Fish: TILAPIA in Aquaponics Grown in Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems – by Colle and Phyllis Davis One of the most commonly asked questions we receive is concerning the fish that we use in Portable Farms®, “Why Tilapia?’” In the US, please check with your local Fish and Wildlife Department in your State and see if …

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Trending: Eating Locally Grown Food

Trending: Eating Locally Grown Food – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Sales from locally grown foods have increased 20% PER YEAR over the past ten years with output reaching nearly $11 billion nationwide in the US. There is a growing movement across the world to secure and eat organic or at least locally grown foods …

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NO! Aquaponics Food DOES NOT ‘Taste Fishy!’

NO! Aquaponics Food DOES NOT ‘Taste Fishy!’ – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Each time we are asked, “Does aquaponic’s food ‘tastes fishy?’” we are tempted to say, “Do the vegetables you buy at the supermarket, or at the farmers market taste like cow manure?” Here’s how Portable Farms® Aquaponics Systems utilize fish waste to …

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The Footsteps of the Farmer are His Best Fertilizer

The Footsteps of the Farmer are His Best Fertilizer – by Colle and Phyllis Davis Old Japanese proverb (modern translation): “The closer you are to your plants and animals each day, the easier it is to observe and respond to their needs.” If you have ever raised children or lived on a farm, this wise …

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Fossil Water – No Water Means No Life

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Fossil Water – No Water Means No Life -by Colle and Phyllis Davis Fossil water like fossil fuel is a non-renewable resource. It is not as rare as  the ‘rare earth metals’ but once we use it up, it’s gone forever and for those who depend on this water supply (that’s all of us to …

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It’s the Fish, Not the Fish Oil – Omega 3

It’s the Fish, Not the Fish Oil – by Colle and Phyllis Davis What does omega-3 do for you? As it turns out, not very much. As a matter of fact it is not the omega 3 that is the health factor that it has been touted, it is eating more fish that achieved the …

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Baked & Crunchy Tilapia Recipe

Easy Baked & Crunchy Tilapia from Phyllis Davis’ Tilapia Cookbook, Ten Tantalizing Tilapia Recipes to Titillate Your Taste Buds©   This is a super easy and healthy fish dish that is only ‘drizzled’ with olive oil and baked for 17 minutes. What could be easier? You can serve it with a quick cabbage salad and …

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