Aquaponics is the cultivation of fish and plants together in a constructed, re-circulating ecosystem utilizing natural bacterial cycles to convert fish wastes to plant nutrients.
This is an environmentally-friendly, natural food growing method that harnesses the best attributes of aquaculture and hydroponics without the need to discard any water or filtrate or add chemical fertilizers.
(Source: Aquaponic Gardening Community – Sylvia Bernstein)
Our main inspiration:
ARTE – Futuremag: “Aquaponik – ein vorbildliches System” (German)
Bigelow Brook Farm – Rob Torcellini (English)