A New Way of Farming

The sturgeon excrete ammonia  through their gills and urea into the tank water. Bacteria break that  down into nitrate, a plant fertilizer. The nutrient-rich water is then  piped to the greenhouse and is filtered and taken up by the lettuce. The  water returns back to the fish tanks much cleaner. It’s a closed loop  system.

This aquaponics system allows us to recycle close to 80  percent of all the water we use—a great savings in this drought prone state of California.

Aquaponics systems allow food to be grown year-round and at high  densities. It can be grown in urban areas, on rooftops, and on islands  where fresh produce may not be available.