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West Asheville Aquaponic Farming Conserves Resources and Increases Food Security

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To improve the sustainability of its farming methods, residents of Asheville are exploring the uses of aquaponics. The technique combines aquaculture which is fish farming and hydroponics which is growing plants in water. Aquaponics is a method which uses nutrient-rich water provided by fish and their waste to help grow plants which then recycle the clean water back to the fish. Aquaponics uses 90 percent less water than traditional soil farming and prevents the damaging of soil and waterways.
The Laurel of Asheville (NoCar F 264 .A8 L28), Vol. 13 Issue 6, June 2016, p104-105