agriculture

Aquaponics gardening

Aquaponics gardening

A great way to grow your own food in your backyard is aquaponics gardening, as it combines aquaculture with raise garden beds, Aquaponics gardening uses the natural fertilizers produced by fish and is chemical free. Basically, the water from the fish tank is recycled by the plants, which remove all the excess nutrients, before returning to the fish tank underneath and being reused to water the plants again.

Maybe the most water efficient way to get fresh vegetables and fish straight from your backyard.

Permaculture as the answer to turn arid deserts into fertile soil

Permaculture as the answer to turn arid deserts into fertile soil

Here's an interesting article to read on Treehugger, http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-agriculture/are-islam-and-permaculture-match-made-heaven.html. Further to a project ran in Jordan that managed to turn an arid, salty desert into fertile soil, a one hectare permaculture school farm and a 16 hectare permaculture college are now about to open.