Category Archives: Aquaponics

Guest Bloggers Wanted.

Here is the deal. I love this website. I worked really hard to get it where it is, and I would like to see it go to another level. The problem is, I just don’t have the time to write … Continue reading

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The trompe moves water, compresses air and apparantly removes iron from water, all without electricity.

The first video is specifically about how a Trompe¬†is being used to remove iron from water and to clean the river without external power.¬† The second is a more thorough explanation about this practically forgotten 16th century technology. We can … Continue reading

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Inspiration and a call for help from the “Urban Farming Guys”

A few short years ago, when I was first getting really interested in Permaculture and all the great changes our culture and society could experience just by people learning to provide for their own needs…especially food; I ran across a … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #17- Interview with Will Allen of Growing Power

Over the weekend I had the privilege of interviewing Will Allen of Growing Power. During this interview we discussed the current state of food production and the need for urban farming both as a catalyst for improved health and inner … Continue reading

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DIY Food Supply’s latest news.

I haven’t been near as lazy as my lack of posting seems to indicate. It turns out that there are only so many hours in a day and even when we use our time well, we can’t fit everything in. … Continue reading

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Indianapolis be alert! Your city is being rezoned.

As we discussed in a prior article, Indianapolis is in the process of being rezoned. If you care about neighborhood resiliency, decentralizing food production, and your cities ability to rehabilitate itself this matters to you. Here is a link to … Continue reading

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Adding Vermicompost to Aquaponics

(Biponica) (David Epstein) Anyone who gardens has probably come to find out that adding worm castings to their garden will have hugely benefits to their plant growth. In this display we find an experiment where the worms and their castings … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #14- Talking aquaponics with Glynn Barber, President of the Indiana Aquaculture Association

So a little while ago I had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with Glynn Barber, who is the President of the Indiana Aquaculture Association and the inventor of ECSIA. During the interview we discussed aquaponics from a variety of … Continue reading

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Rod Olson talking about things he learned when he started SPIN farming

LanduseKN SPIN seems to be a strong model for local production, one of several that could work in lockstep to give cities more food security. Like community gardens and aquaponics, it has the advantage of producing profitability and giving people … Continue reading

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Tropical Greenhouse in Alliance Nebraska

Russ Finch Here is another example of what I consider to be a good use of technology that doesn’t fit neatly into the Permaculture toolbox. The reason it doesn’t fit is because one of our primary design principles is to … Continue reading

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DIYFS Podcast #13- Interview with Rick Beach of Wolf Beach farms and the 2 Midwest Guys Podcast

This Podcast was a lot of fun and a total pain to record. I think we ran into every technical difficulty that you can have and still manage to record. The good news was Rick was a great sport and … Continue reading

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Adding freshwater prawn to your aquaponic system.

Grow Dinner Aquaponics Here is an example of using crayfish to provide additional water purification in an aquaponic system. There are several ways to approach this and as you will hear in an upcoming podcast, I am quickly becoming a … Continue reading

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DIYFS #11: Interview with Linda Proffitt at Peaceful Grounds

We have a long one for you this week folks. A couple of weeks ago I sat down with Linda Proffitt of Global Peace Initiatives, where we discussed several of their most recent activities. This interview runs about an hour … Continue reading

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How Rivers Work- the role of groundwater

BGS Channel This video is a great primer on how water moves through the soil. It is a great place to start when teaching about or trying to firm up your own understanding of water systems in a design by … Continue reading

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The Right to Farm- Michigans current battle.

Ok I just sat here for the last two hours writing all of the reasons I disagree with this ruling. Then I deleted it. You see, after reading the law (ACT 93 of 1981, Michigan Right to Farm Act) and … Continue reading

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