“It's essentially a natural ecosystem that we're replicating here," says Colorado Aquaponics owner JD Sawyer. "The wastewater produced by the fish is providing nutrients for the plants so we can grow food at a very rapid rate, and in the process, the plants actually clean the water for the fish again."
To see aquaponics in action, head down to Flourish Farms at GrowHaus, 4751 York Street, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today for the Aquaponics Tour de Tanks. The tour, which will highlight home setups as well as large-scale commercial farm operations, are free, and educators from Colorado Aquaponics will be on hand to answer questions. For more information, visit coloradoaquaponics.com.
Sun., April 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 2013