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2013 Rally

Hi everyone, What a busy year 2012 has been! Organic veggie growing, building a greenhouse, learning aquaponics and fish culture, developing a market for our food, raising and breeding laying chickens, planning for bees, goats, calves, earthworms, fly larvae, duckweed, flowers and berries. And 2013 is getting started with a rally- in January, we're traveling to California to help develop an aquaponics system, based on our model, that will go to Nigeria to help flood victims.

We have…


Added by Connie Christians on January 12, 2013 at 10:12am — 4 Comments

Spike in Growth

Wow- the Grow Bed is literally jumping into gear! About a week after adding fish.

Just had a spike in Ammonia- the extra Nitrogen inspired an overnight burst of plant growth!

Happy to report no deaths of fish or plants.

Added by Connie Christians on February 1, 2012 at 9:12am — No Comments

Hungry blue tilapia fingerlings

Nearly 2-inch fingerlings arrived on the 24th and they were hungry! They kept striking at my hand on the outside of the bag- not stressed at all- I really didn't expect them to be so active. I fed them a little and waited a couple of hours to acclimate them before freeing them to the tank. My system is complete now- very cool.

Added by Connie Christians on January 26, 2012 at 12:36pm — 1 Comment

Plants+fish- I'm up and running

My plants look good after nearly 2 weeks. Tilapia go in tomorrow. Very exciting.

Added by Connie Christians on January 23, 2012 at 10:48am — 1 Comment

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