October Meeting

Our club meets the 2nd Friday of month @ 7pm  in a very friendly atmosphere at the Zion United Church of Christ, 15 Koenig Cir in Tonawanda, New York.   Need directions? Click here.  You do not need to be a member to attend a meeting.

Kim, from Landmasters, will give a presentation to the club. The
topic will be Aquaponics. This is a new/old idea. It is a combination of
using fish or other aquatic life to help grow plants or food. It is a great
symbiotic relationship.

 

What is aquaponics?

Aquaponics is a system of aquaculture in which the waste produced by farmed fish or other aquatic animals supplies nutrients for plants grown hydroponically, which in turn purify the water.
Fish are kept in large tanks and the plants are grown hydroponically; that is, without soil. They are planted in beds with a little gravel or clay and their roots hang down into the water. The water is cycled through the system, so that it collects the “waste” from the fish; then it’s pumped to the plant beds, where it is filtered naturally by the plants and can then be returned to the fish tanks.
Unlike traditional farming methods, no chemical fertilizers are needed for the plants: they all come from the fish-waste. It also tends to be organic, because the use of pesticides would be damaging to the fish.

From: howstuffworks.comslide2