December 30, 2016

Aquaponics: Culling the Older Fish

Our aquaponics system is now approaching its fourth year since we installed it here at Ecofilms and over the years a multitude of vegetables and fish have gone through it.

Awesome Survival Food Forest

When we were down last month at Geoff Lawton’s Permaculture Farm looking over his new emerging food forest system, we were surprised to see a normal paddock being transformed plot by plot from a field of clover into a mighty food forest system. It looked intriguing.

DIY Strawbale Chicken Coop

Here’s a great idea for a Chicken coop built to fit the dimensions of straw bales. A simple four post construction with a raised floor and tin roof is all you need. Both sides of the chicken coop have a temporary straw-bale walls that keeps the coop warm in winter and cool in summer.

What Tank should you get for Aquaponics?

Choosing a tank suitable for aquaponics is probably a no brainer. Many people grab the first thing that suits their budget, but not all tanks are the same and some can positively damage your health and kill all your fish. We take a look at choosing the best tanks for your budget with Aquaponics guru […]

Growing Basil Vertically in Aquaponics

Recently we were talking to someone who wishes to remain anonymous who say they invested more than $250,000 in their commercial aquaponics business and it wasn’t working to plan. Sure they grew plants. The fish grew fine. They had 1,000 Jade perch in their tanks that were coming up for harvest. The system was running […]

Raising Aquaponic Seedlings For The Lazy

Ask most people why they got into Aquaponics and they’ll tell you that its about “food security” or eating “healthy food” or to maintain an interest in an “unusual hobby” and these are all valid points but the real answer when you dig a little deeper is that most people are bone lazy when it […]

Small Space Aquaponics Feeds The Community

n a corner of a typical urban shopping centre tucked away in Florida sits what looks like a tiny service lane way. Except behind the timber gates is an entry into another world. 

Soil Creation on the Edge!

A couple of years ago whilst shooting the Food Forest DVD with Geoff Lawton he remarked how “only on edges do we get fertility” or words to that effect. At the time that phrase didn’t really make much sense to me but when you stop and think for a moment how nature creates soil – […]

DIY High Protein Fish Food From Algae

Growing your own fish food for aquaponics is the holy grail for many folk wishing to be autonomous and not dependent on commercial fish food pellets.

Building a Herb Spiral

Watching a spiral herb garden being constructed is a fascinating thing. Having 50 school kids building it all at once can descend into mayhem, but fortunately Permaculture teacher Leonie Shanahan was able to keep the whole process on track with a certain degree of military precision.