• Aquaponic Gardening: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together See large image

    Aquaponic Gardening: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together (Paperback) By (author) Sylvia Bernstein

    $18.63 - Save $8.92 32% off - RRP $27.55 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 1 business day
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    DescriptionAquaponics is a revolutionary system for growing plants by fertilising them with the waste water from fish in a sustainable closed system. A combination of the best of aquaculture and hydroponics, aquaponic gardening is an amazingly productive way to grow organic vegetables, greens, herbs and fruits, while providing the added benefits of fresh fish as a safe, healthy source of protein. On a larger scale, it is a key solution to mitigating food insecurity, climate change, groundwater pollution and the impacts of overfishing on our oceans. This is the definitive do-it-yourself home manual, with an introduction by Charlie Price, head of Aquaponics UK. It focuses on giving you all the tools you need to create your own aquaponic system and enjoy healthy, safe, fresh and delicious food all year round. Starting with an overview of the theory, benefits and potential of aquaponics, this book goes on to explain: system location considerations and hardware components; the living elements - fish, plants, bacteria, and worms; and, putting it all together - starting and maintaining a healthy system. Aquaponics systems are completely organic. They are four to six times more productive and use 90 percent less water than conventional gardens. Other advantages include no weeds, fewer pests, and no watering, fertilising, bending, digging, or heavy lifting - in fact, there really is no down side! Anyone interested in taking the next step towards self-sufficiency will be fascinated by this practical, accessible and well-illustrated guide.


Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for Aquaponic Gardening

    Title
    Aquaponic Gardening
    Subtitle
    A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Vegetables and Fish Together
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sylvia Bernstein
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 266
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 280 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781908643087
    ISBN 10: 1908643080
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.2
    BIC subject category V2: WMQ
    BISAC V2.8: GAR022000, TEC049000
    BIC subject category V2: TVT
    BISAC V2.8: GAR025000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27660
    DC23: 635.0485
    Illustrations note
    30 photos
    Publisher
    Saraband
    Imprint name
    Saraband
    Publication date
    14 March 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Glasgow
    Author Information
    Sylvia Bernstein is the president and founder of The Aquaponic Source. An internationally recognised expert on aquaponic gardening, Sylvia speaks, writes and blogs extensively about this revolutionary technique.
    Review quote
    "This isn't just another book for dummies; this is a comprehensive handbook on how to grow real food...so meticulously documented, that failure is not an option." -- Jeff Edwards - President, Progressive Gardening Trade Association (PGTA)"I have always wanted to put my money where my mouth is and figure out how to do sustainable aquaculture in the context of my home garden. Finally I've got the book to help me do it." (Paul Greenberg) "This is a delightful book to read! ... I've been involved with hydroponics and aquaculture for 30 years and still learned from reading this very thorough how-to book." - Henry A. Robitaille, PhD - Former General Manager, The Land Exhibit, Epcot Center