The Aquaponos team discovered fish make pretty good gardeners

The Aquaponos team beamed proudly as they stood beside an orange bucket with a tube sprouting leaves hanging above it. Closer examination revealed that, within the bucket, swam a small number of fish.

“So aquaponics itself is kind of like a happy marriage between fish farming and hydroponics,” Veronica Head, Aquaponos’ team lead, said. “So in fish farming you have fish and they generate a lot of waste, and normally that’s just a pollutant because they don’t do anything with that waste, and then in hydroponics you grow plants through water, not soil.”

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