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I am working on a graduate research effort with JHU to integrate vertical farming with aquaculture in a building downtown. I'd like insight, recommendations, and more!
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My car runs on WVO that I also hope to use in powering my "green" house of vertical aquaponic gardens! You are welcome to see photos at my Facebook account: Michael S Uhl. Just tell me what you're interested in.
Lo Michael, I suppose our common interest is aquaponics, and thereby producing food, for somewhat similar reasons. There is a self- interest part in my direction, in that I am dealing with my own property (1/2 acre) in Nicaragua, where all my neighbors are very poor, and the land has not been used productively, all this is being turned around on my land, as well as the neighbors, as they see what can be done. Your mention of the moringa for water purification likely applies most directly to me, as I am going through medical tests to see what is going on in my (explosive) digestive tract - likely from well water on my property. We have five moringa trees on the property, and I'm especially interested to see if this could be a food supplement for the tilapia
While I am not exactly clear on your direction, it seems in some way similar to the work of 'Growing Power' in Milwaukee http://www.byapmagazine.com/ They have many videos - you tube etc., which describe their mandate, inception, and current community based operations. If you need links, I may be able to find them. -Eric
Do you have iChat or Skype? If you'd feel up to it, I'm putting together a video for my final piece and it would be great if I could get your input "on film." If not, I totally understand and would be able to do a phone conversation.
There is quite a lot that I would like to accomplish with this project, but I do have a very limited timeline.
I am an Industrial Design student at the University of Kansas in Lawrence. This is meant to be a semester long project but depending on the success/interest it could possibly be pushed forward into the spring semester. As an Industrial Design student, I will say I am a little bit outside of my element with this project (having no agricultural experience), but I love the idea of creating something of value vs an expendable product that will end up in a landfill. I am still in the planning/research phase at the moment so the scope of what actually gets accomplished is still up in the air.
I would completely be on board for collaborative efforts, however!
Thanks for joining the Aquaponic Gardening community! I hope you find it a fun place to explore aquaponics. There is a real blend of experienced and new aquapons in this community, so please don’t hesitate to get in there and start asking questions. Everyone is quite happy to help out new members – no question is too basic.
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