I'm thinking this could be just the thing for anyone looking to decorate their house and grow some extra food in the process!
A Self-Contained Food System Disguised As Corporate Art
A Japanese retail company has developed an aquaponics system that’s being used as an art piece in hospitals and nursing homes. The system is capable of growing fish as well as plants; the nitrate waste from the fish is used as fertilizer by the plants. At the same time, the plants filter and clean the water, which is then piped back into the fish tank— in exactly the same way a natural system (such as a pond) would work. Although it doesn’t create energy, the system doesn’t consume any either.
Large-scale systems like this are also being developed to help create renewable food sources in areas of the world that don’t have a lot of water. Since the water cycles continuously through the system, desert regions with limited rainfall can use it as a viable means of year-round food production.
Coffee on the patio this morning! The foundation guys are done and gone, the temps are going up, and the sun is shining! Life is good!