My thesis project that I am trying to develop revolves around the growing problem of "food deserts" in large cities.
A food desert is an area where urban sprawl has caused grocery stores to move out to the suburbs, leaving the lower-income communities without a source for good quality foods. Most of these communities then have to rely on fast foods or other unhealthy alternatives.
I'd like to introduce a system to help bridge the gap that would utilize aquponic gardening in greenhouses on the rooftops of commercial buildings as land space for traditional soil growing is at a premium in these areas.
I would like to hear from anyone who is currently involved in a system like this or has any experience with commercial aquaponics to discover what could work in this type of environment. I would also like to talk to people who are experiencing this situation first hand or knows of someone who is.
Any insight would be helpful! Thanks!