Colorado Aquaponics teaches growth system in GJ

By: Cassie Heykoop Email
By: Cassie Heykoop Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Some Grand Junction residents got a lesson in modern gardening today. They attended a full day course to observe and learn about the sustainable food growth system known as Aquaponics.

Aquaponics is a way to hydroponically produce fresh food and raise fish at the same time. It uses a system that mimics a natural ecosystem.

“It's really, really impressive to see how much food can be produced in such a small place,” Tawnya Sawyer from Colorado Aquaponics said.”

The farming method can be adopted by a single family or a bigger organization like the Canyon View Vineyard Church in Grand Junction.

“This is a wonderful system,” Sawyer said. “They have done a very good job of using inexpensive components and using the best use of human resources and labor. They're growing an immense amount of food here.”

Colorado Aquaponics made the trip to the Grand Valley this weekend to teach any gardeners interested about the basic concepts.

Today there was also information about getting your own Aquaponics system up and running.

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