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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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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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Urban Deserts in 2017

Urban Deserts in 2017 – by Colle and Phyllis Davis The Food Access Research Atlas – USDA About 23.5 million people live in food deserts in the United States.  2.3 million people (2.2% of all US households) live in low-income, rural areas more than 10 miles from a grocery store. Growing food in city areas: Eliminates the cost …

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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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Tilapia – Seafood Health Facts

Tilapia – Seafood Health Facts – from seafoodhealthfacts.org Some farming operations are using a technique called aquaponics to cultivate fish and vegetables or herbs together to produce two or more products in the same water based system. Since 2006, Americans have consumed over 1 pound of tilapia per person each year. Predictions suggest it will …

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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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