Meeting – January 16, 2020
“What Is Aquaponic Gardening?”, Victory Aquaponics
Victory Aquaponics, a greenhouse in Londonderry NH, grows a variety of organic leafy greens and fruit bearing plants year round using aquaponics. Aquaponic gardening involves both hydroponics (growing plants without soil) and aquaculture (growing fish in captivity). The system is simple, fish provide nutrients to the water. The nutrients are converted by beneficial bacteria into a natural fertilizer that is used by the plants. The plants absorb these nutrients, the water is then returned to the fish tanks. This stable ecosystem provides a constant source of organic nutrients to the greenhouse. Not only is Aquaponics far more efficient than either chemical hydroponics or fish farming, the results are much better. Victory Aquaponics was founded with the mission of reliably providing the highest quality and most sustainable produce to thr local community, even through New England’s harsh and unpredictable weather.