Aquaponics, Food for a Hungry World

Aquaponics, Food for a Hungry World - I spend a lot of time thinking about this, although I won't be doing anything physical on it until next year. I am not writing this blog for anyone else - just me! I don't mind if no one else reads it at all, but it helps me to keep a record of my progress and my thinking.

But if you do decide to read it, feel free to comment!

Monday, 28 May 2012

At Last!

My house renovation is finally finished, and I have a For Sale board outside.

It's true that future projects, and in particular my aquaponics project, depend on finding a buyer, but I am closer to that point than before, with no further obstacles to a sale - and though I say so myself, it is a very pleasant little property!

Now that the hard work is done, I have time to continue researching. If all goes well, I am planning a trip to Australia and New Zealand to visit family and friends before I start building my system, so construction of insulated polytunnel (Keder house), and installation of heated fish tank and growbeds will not start before 2013. Meanwhile, as I follow the activities of practising aquaponics people in America and Australia, my thoughts and ideas continue to mature. (Impatient as I am to get started, until I can move house nothing else can happen!)

Thus it was that I started to look into the possibility of growing mushrooms as part of the project. I spotted a video clip of Will Allen growing mushrooms in his greenhouses, so it is clearly possible - but it is a matter of finding the most appropriate method for my situation which is cost effective and productive in the long term. (A single flush of mushrooms lasting a week or two is no good to me!)

For the moment, though, it is a frustrating waiting game, waiting for that enthusiastic house buyer to knock at my door! Here is a link to my selling agent's details


  1. I’m glad that you are now done with your house renovation. Now that your house has undergone a beautiful transformation, I’m sure more prospective buyers will be interested in purchasing your property. By the way, I want to see your newly renovated house. Can you please post some pictures of it?

    Anselm Armando

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  3. Hi Anselm: it seems I can't put a link in a comment! I have added a link to the post to the sale details of the house, and if you click on 'gallery' at the top of the page you get to see some photos.

  4. Aquaponics refers to a food production system that couples aquaculture with hydroponics whereby the nutrient rich aquaculture water is fed to hydroponic grown plant, involving nitrifying bacteria for converting ammonia into nitrates. Want to knowhow to build an aquaponics system step by step?