Category Archives: Aquaponics

Aquaponic Junkyard Challenge

Are you keen on ponics and could you construct a carbon dioxide filter, in record time, from a roll of grey duct tape, two lithium-hydroxide canisters, two LCG bags, two hoses, two socks and one bungee cord? Then we challenge you to construct a fully functioning hydroponic, aquaponic, bioponic, airponic or any other ponic system you want, from the collection of parts at our field centre.

You don’t have to be a NASA engineer to accept our challenge and unlike Apollo 13, there’s no risk of three astronauts dying in a space capsule whilst you are busy thinking, but there is one risk to make you think hard and that’s all about whether we can collectively produce enough nourishing food as the global human population expands. If we can’t, millions will die.

Minimal use and re-use of unpolluted water looks to be the top farming solution for the future.

“Wait a minute! What about limiting population growth?”

“That’s not going to appeal to all families.”

“How about changing to sea grown food?”

“That plan would only work if all global industries stopped dumping their pollutants into the ocean – and all polititians would need to revoke all the licenses that allow ocean pollution.”

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TANK SIX. Up she goes, block on block. (Video)

New Worm Farm ready to supply WoW aquaponic unit

Now, WoW is Aquaponics

News on Aquaponic + Hydroponic research unit.

World of Water Charity supports research into Food Security

Are YOU an Engineer? Presenting the wonder that is AQUAPONICS, just took on a new twist.

World of Water volunteer reviews – Student Comments

World of Water Volunteering (at HoBB Field Centre)

Harvesting Water

Rainwater Harvesting

Wetland Ecosystem Treatment (WET) Systems

Land Two – Hydroponics ‘WoW Style’

The Ten Waters Cycled at WoW Field Centre

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New Worm Farm ready to supply WoW aquaponic unit

Worms bred at Karen’s Worm Farm will feed the fish in World of Water’s new aquaponic research facility when it re-opens this year. The worms are fed on manure from horses grazing on natural grassland so as to keep the full production cycle free of added fertilisers.

I’ll upload some photos of the worm hatchery later but for now, here’s the farm plaque we designed: