How to Raise Chickens in the City and Keep Your Neighbors Happy

I have been raising chickens in the city for over 15 years, and I’ve learned a thing or two about what it takes to keep chickens happy and healthy in an urban environment. From San Diego to Austin, I’ve built over 5 different chicken…

Grow Your Own Sustainable Food at Home: A Step-by-Step Guide to Setting up an Aquaponic System

I often get asked two specific questions when it comes to aquaponics. What is Aquaponics, and how do you set up an aquaponics for you home.  I ultimately tell them that aquaponics is a sustainable and efficient way to grow food at home. It…

Maintaining a Thriving Aquaponic Ecosystem: A Guide to Fish Selection and Keeping Your Fish Healthy

Tilapia

The last thing you want to happen once your garden starts to thrive is to have your fish get sick. This has happened to me more than once and everytime it is a utter disappointment because I am the one responsible to keep these…

Aquaponics technology: The different systems used in modern aquaponics

Aquaponics is a method of growing plants and raising fish together in a closed-loop system. This innovative gardening technique has been gaining popularity in recent years as an efficient and sustainable way to produce fresh and healthy food in urban environments. The technology used…

Aquaponics gardening: The future of sustainable urban farming

Aquaponics gardening is a method of growing plants and raising fish together in a closed-loop system. This innovative gardening technique has been gaining popularity in recent years as an efficient and sustainable way to produce fresh and healthy food in urban environments. The history…

How to Setup a Backyard Aquaponics Garden

Adding a bell siphon

I recently had had the privilege of installing a new aquaponics garden into a family’s backyard in Austin, Texas. The aquaponics system was an extension to an existing garden that they had already been using to grow a combination of mustard and salad greens….

Prepping the Soil – Kitchen Scraps to Garden Beds

I originally shared this post on a blog that I keep for my family over at puravidaculture.com and I thought that it would be worth sharing here. I am surprised how confusing people make composting and how may excuses I hear on why they…

Home Scale IBC Tote System

It is always fun to set up a new aquaponics system and start providing food for yourself and family. This IBC Tote aquaponics system was set up on a corner of a patio, partially in the shade due to the hot tropical sun. The…

Aquaponics for Profit

aquaponics for profit

Here at Urban Fish Farmer we talk a lot about different ideas and plans to create the perfect home scale aquaponics systems. The question does arise from time to time, “What if you want to go bigger?” even better yet, “What if you want…

What is Aquaponics?

Aquaponic-thumb

Before we start talking about ammonia levels, nitrates and grow mediums, I think that it is safe to take it back to the roots and answer that basic question, what is aquaponics? Simply put, Aquaponics is where the food cycle for fish ends and…