Feed Your Fish and a Garden You Will Grow What if growing your garden was as easy as feeding your fish? No kidding! Welcome to the world of Aquaponics. If your fish tank (aquaculture) married hydroponics you would get aquaponics; a closed loop system where feeding the fish leads to by-products which then fertilize your […]
Here are a few pictures of the wonderful produce we have grown. Start growing your own ultra premium vegetables with your very own aquaponics system. Now taking orders!
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Frequently Asked Questions: What does AquaBotanical do? We design and build custom aquaponics systems to grow food at home, school, work, and in the community. We provide consulting services on sustainability and teach people ways to live a healthy, happier life. What is Aquaponics? Aquaponics is aquaculture and agriculture working together to create a self […]
How Aqua Botanical will help create positive change
Aqua Botanical is a company with consciousness and motivation to improve the way we feed the world. Beginning locally we plan to help create a new food supply model that is both completely sustainable and conscious of the dramatic effect that sustainability and pure, nutritious foods have on both our own health and the health […]
Custom Indoor Aquaponics System 200 Gallon Fish Tank
This custom indoor corner system is ready for lots of fish and plants. This Particular system utilizes a 200 gallon custom made corner fish tank that can hold up to 100 Tilapia or other types of edible and non-edible fish. These fish can, at any given time, support 60-80 lettuce/herb plants as well as a […]
Aqua Botanical is a company with consciousness and motivation to improve the way we feed the world. Beginning locally we plan to help create a new food supply model that is both completely sustainable and conscious of the dramatic effect that sustainability and pure, nutritious foods have on both our own health and the health of the environment.
This understanding motivates us to develop and implement new methods of agriculture that will help eliminate the need for, genetically modified organisms (both plants and animals) as well as harmful chemicals, antibiotics and hormones that are so heavily relied upon.
At Aqua Botanical we imagine a world where anyone can grow their own food or have access to the freshest locally grown food in a way that leaves no one without this basic but vitally important human need. Agriculture is the foundation of a healthy society and with the advancements of modern technology along with the urban agricultural movements there are many opportunities opening up to enhance the way our worlds food supply produces food for everyone. Current methods of farming however, make it nearly impossible to effectively feed largely populated and under developed areas and are proving to have a major impact on the environment, so improving this is something that can and must be done for future generations.
Using Aquaponics, Aqua Botanical will help provide our communities with healthiest most nutritious food available. Our knowledge and experience allows us to design and build systems almost anywhere there is unused space. The ultimate goal is to utilize whatever spaces we can to plug in to the existing infrastructure in ways that require significantly less resources to function optimally and efficiently. By approaching it this way we hope to one day help put into place a food supply model that leaves no one out.
Aqua Botanical is founded on the awareness of the problems our world faces, and we are very much in the business of making the world a better place. Having access to the purist, most nutritious food is a basic human right and should be available to everyone.
All of the problems we face today have a solution. It is time we evolve and invest in our future generations. All we need is starting capital and you to believe in us and we can begin our journey of fixing the world’s problems.
Now that we have completed our backyard prototype aquaponics system we will begin focusing our efforts on building community supported greenhouses and educational systems for schools around the St. Louis area. We have already designed the systems and are ready to begin building when funding is secured. (Picture Below was designed by Aqua Botanical)
We design and build custom aquaponics systems to grow food at home, school, work or in the community. We also provide consulting services on sustainability and teach people ways to live a healthy, happier lifes.
Aqua Botanical is designed around aquaponics, coopetition, education and sustainbility. Aquaponics is agriculture and aquaculture working together to create a highly efficient method of food cultivation. Aqua Botanical is our vision of developing a very simple yet effective method of growing food and raising fish in harmony. We believe that everyone should have access to clean, nutritious, unpolluted, delicious and most importantly, healthy food all year round. We want to help transition the world into a better future by growing as much food as possible, promoting healthy/sustainable living and working together with other companies and individuals who are making a difference. Read more »
What if growing your garden was as easy as feeding your fish? No kidding! Welcome to the world of Aquaponics. If your fish tank (aquaculture) married hydroponics you would get aquaponics; a closed loop system where feeding the fish leads to by-products which then fertilize your garden to create a sustainable food source.
Perhaps most notable about such a system is that this garden is grown without the aid of pesticides or chemicals or altered anything! The system does not take up a lot of space. The main thing you need to be aware of is to not overfeed the fish (cloudy water is a sign you are overfeeding), other than that the system runs beautifully!
William Hughes, co-founder of Aqua Botanical, sets up aquaponic systems in people’s homes. As a health coach, William was always educating his clients about the importance of the food they put in their body. Eat your fruits and vegetables began to make no sense as he learned how severe of a problem our country had on its hands. Our grocery stores are lined with produce that has been genetically altered, chemically treated and gassed with ethylene (so they can pull the vegetables before they are at prime ripeness for shipping). Many times we are buying week old produce filled with toxins.
With very little maintenance or input of time, you and your family could enjoy a full-on exotic salad every few days. A salad made of varieties of lettuce and veggies; Red Leaf, Romaine, Velvet Lettuce, Swiss Chard, Broccoli, Basil, Kale, Spinach, Bok Choy, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Peppers, Zucchini and more. Plus, you can garden all year round, with no downtime or weather dependence. Read more »
UFG is a band of pioneers, farmers, and fans. We believe that entire communities can be transformed from the inside out… from bust and blight to thriving and sustainable places to raise the next generation. And it can be done without massive programs, without ribbons and bows, and without changing a single demographic. In order to become fully effective in living out this mission in hostile territories, and to align their hands with their hearts, UFG founders have invested their entire lives, and moved their homes into one of the most dangerous and blighted zip-codes in the U.S 64127, Lykins Neighborhood, as the first prototype sustainable community, starting from quite possibly the farthest thing from it. UFG works to empower indigenous groups and partner to build economic forces from the inside out, creating jobs, building resilient communities with affordable healthy food access, and to establishing alternative water and energy solutions that ultimately preserve life in many geographic situations. We are also working in extreme east India and have built an an off grid fish farm at an orphanage there and we will soon return to build a bio-gas system to provide cooking fuel and electricity.
This is the Future of Farming. Will Allen of Growing Power and Sweet Water Organics in Milwaukee are paving the way to the future of urban farming! ”My personal goal is helping to end world hunger” “I would hope that we can move along a continuum to make sure that all of citizens have access to the same fresh , safe, affordable good food regardless of their cultural, social or economic situation.” – Will Allen.
Watch these videos to see what Will Allen is doing to grow the Good Food Revolution.
These videos showcase exactly what we are trying to accomplish at Aqua Botanical. To learn how to help make this a reality here in St. Louis contact us. 314.609.7838
Newberg, Oregon – One of the key strengths behind a sustainable aquaponics system–the growing of fish and plants together within a mutually supporting system–is the notion of increasing natural efficiencies. The fish waste is recycled through the roots of growing plants to provide the nutrients for the plants to properly grow, while the plants help filter the water for the fish. The waste water is filtered to remove the solid waste materials, and where there are no chemicals present (including from the use of any antibiotics for the fish), synthetic fertilizers, and other toxic pollutants added into the system, the filtered waste can be recycled onto lawns and other garden areas as natural fertilizer.
Curt Jungwirth, CEO of Eco Tech Fisheries, wants to increase these efficiencies even further.
Jungwirth, an inventor that holds several patents, hates solid state circuitry because he can’t repair them. But let him work with relay switches and standard circuits, he’s able to build almost anything, that he can see first in his mind.
That’s how he built his integrated heat exchanger that dramatically improves both energy and water usage efficiencies in aquaponic systems. By taking advantage of the natural laws of physics, his system taps the latent heat produced, 970 BTU’s per pound of water removed from the air, and redirects that heat back into the fish tanks, and the ambient air for his building. Jungwirth says that the typical aquaponics system requires between a 5% to 8% water change per day, while his averages about a 1% water change per week, due to the extra water added through the dehumidification process. Read more »
Vegucated is a feature-length documentary that follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks. There’s Brian, the bacon-loving bachelor who eats out all the time, Ellen, the single mom who prefers comedy to cooking, and Tesla, the college student who avoids vegetables and bans beans. They have no idea that so much more than steak is at stake and that the fate of the world may fall on their plates. Lured with true tales of weight lost and health regained, they begin to uncover hidden sides of animal agriculture and soon start to wonder whether solutions offered in films like Food, Inc. go far enough. Before long, they find themselves risking everything to expose an industry they supported just weeks before.