Skip to comments.New Yorkers bring fish farms to urban jungle
Posted on 04/28/2012 11:16:35 AM PDT by Daffynition
NEW YORK - So you recycle, drive a small car, and try to eat organic. But what about running an eco-sustainable fish farm combined with a naturally fertilized vegetable patch in your kitchen?
Christopher Toole and Anya Pozdeeva, two former New York bankers who founded the Society for Aquaponic Values and Education (SAVE), are there to help.
"We call it 'beyond organic,'" Pozdeeva, 39, said.
Aquaponics is a technique with ancient roots for breeding tank fish, recycling their effluent-filled water to fertilize vegetation, then allowing this naturally cleaned water to drip back into the tank below.
It's a perfect, miniature eco system that will let you grow healthy food right in a cramped apartment with almost no specialist equipment.
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This seems like a dumb idea for an apartment to me, but sounds like it would make an awesome greenhouse.
I threw them out and I'll NEVER BUY THEM AGAIN. THEY MUST BE GENETICALLY MODIFIED...and it was scarey to see this...
It’s sort of like buying ultra pasteurized milk. It lasts longer in the refrigerator.
They didn’t rot because they were raised in an environment where contaminants like molds and bacteria were strictly excluded. Sounds like a plus to me.
Agreed. But this might be a good idea to ping your Prepper friends with.....
But they have no taste. pretty, but blah.
Pass the contaminents, molds, and bacteria please.
A relative of mine tried this same set-up in a greenhouse.
The tomatoes had absolutely no flavor, absolutely tasteless.
I haven’t had a good tomato in years. Even if I don’t put them in the fridge..
Outstanding idea! The rest of you, as you were and play it safe.
I’ve got a dozen Cherokee Purple plants to put into the garden this year.
Then, one year, some guy creates a dish which is historic in its deliciousness. The judges can't rave enough about it. Finally, the guy reveals his secret -- it's something he calls "garlic" and he grew it.
One of the judges manages to gasp out, "You grew it?? In the dirt???" and then he vomits.
We used to grow tomatoes down by the river. The roots would grow under the shallow layer of soil and into the river water. BEST ‘MATERS EVER! Though I suspect that’s not the same as growing them in a limited spaced tilapia garbage can in a NYC apartment. Can you imagine the smell in that apartment, ick.
I’ve seen aquaponic setups that used a goldfish tank and a few potted plants. It can be scaled to fit the space.
I’m growing the cherokee purple - and a lot of other heirlooms - and they’re doing great!
When my daughter first moved to NYC she had a neighbor who saw her mission in life as ‘rescuing’ squirrels from Washington Square. She’d have up to 20 at a time in her NYC-sized apt. World is full of loons.
MA is a state run by loons.
(And, no, I'm not really stuck with them -- because these things can be dealt with "unofficially".)
Buy a pet fisher cat, and turn it loose in your attic.
I went down to Fisher Cats R Us but they were fresh out.
Catch one yourself then...they run wild in MA.
There is that song by Metallica...
"Sleep with one eye open
Grippin' your pillow tight..."
"...Hush little baby don't say a word
And never mind that noise you heard
It's just a tomato under your bed
In your closet in your head"
"Enter Sandman" by Metallica
In her fridge was a few cartons of milk, all were still fresh. I think all the milk in Alaska is ultra pasteurized to survive the shipping. I wonder if the milk is so inert that bacteria and mold cant digest it, how do we digest it?
Is that why Americans who have a higher dairy intake than most all people groups also suffer from calcium deficiency problems. I suspect pasteurizing it locks down the calcium.
On the east side off 2nd Ave, there's a funny, tiny little strip of land with a few trees, not sure I'd call it a park, that boasts black squirrels.
We have a group of Mennonites here that sell their perfect hydroponic tomatoes at a farmer’s market...their table always has a jump-start on the other vendors promoting their produce. The tomatoes are wonderful! Off-season they sell to local restaurants.
Can’t figure out quite why, but the grounds of the National Cathedral in DC also host black squirrels.
I wonder what they’re doing to maintain the flavor? We see perfect, gorgeous tomatoes around here that are hydroponically grown, but they’re very bland tasting. I’ve always thought that growing them in soil out in the weather mattered as far as flavor, as a result.
I have 12 tomato plants growing in hydroponic beds watered from a 600 gallon stock tank. It smells like fresh lake water.
Reminds me of a friend in NOLA. Had a tree in front of his house; its roots had dug up the sidewalk and were threatening the house foundation itself. Alas, the tree is a “protected” species, and its removal required winning a lottery and special dispensation from the Pope (or a Landrieu).
When Katrina hit it wiped out much of their neighborhood, including one daughter’s home that was fully wrecked, our friend’s that was so damaged they couldn’t move back for two years, and a son’s home that had somewhat acceptable damage. But, the (blanking) tree withstood it all. And stands to this day, “protected.”
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