Our Aquaponics system teaches life science while growing produce within a sustainability framework.
Harvesting massive Red & Green Butterhead Lettuce.
WHat is Aquaponics?
aquaponics is a system that uses conventional aquaculture (raising fish ) and hydroponics (growing plants without soil) in a symbiotic environment.
How does it work?
Aquaponics is a very old, yet very simple means to grow food. it grows plants faster and uses 85% to 90% less water than normal irrigation farming. All that is needed is water, fish, fish food & oxygen. The fish eat the food and their waste breaks down into ammonia. there is good bacteria OCCURRING naturally within the sytem that will convert the ammonia into nitrates that becomes the food for the plants.
Another beautiful day on master Lutticken’s plantation #AbraxasGarden
This is a Santa Fe pepper plant #AbraxasGarden
Tree/Garden Guru Richard Wright stooped by today to teach us about summer fruit tree pruning #AbraxasGarden
Tomatoes... The King of the summer #AbraxasGarden
New trees for the abraxas orchard 🌳 #abraxasgarden
Girls construction class building a wall 🔨 #abraxasgarden