03 Jun '12, 5am

World's Largest Rooftop Fish and Vegetable Farm Planned

World's Largest Rooftop Fish and Vegetable Farm Planned

A team of visionaries presented 200 fish seeking sponsors at the 2012 Summer festival Malzwiese to inaugurate the ECF Containerfarm . My fish, Louis Harvey, will live with the others in an upcycled shipping container, swimming in waters cleaned naturally by plants in the greenhouse that rises over the container (photo below). Aquaculture + Hydroponic = Aquaponic It all started with the Rostlaube, pictured above, a pilot project for an integrated fish and vegetable farm, by UrbanFarmers AG, Switzerland . The concept: plants need fertilizer and fish need clean water. In the natural environment, these species work together in a healthy mutual support system. Rostlaube delivered proof of concept: that natural cycle can be reduced to a minimum and replicated in a self-contained unit that could be relocated to where the source of food is needed.The Leibniz Institute of Freshwate...

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