May 12th, 2009
By Chris Reinholds
Green Right Now
Talk about eating locally.
It doesn’t get much more local than your own backyard.
A Georgia company is selling â€˜Farm in a Barrel.’ It’s a self-contained eco-system that allows homeowners to raise organic fish and vegetables at the same time. The method, called aquaponics, combines aquaculture (fish farming) and hydroponics (growing plants in a soil-less system.) The fish produce the nutrients to feed the plants, while the plants and bacteria clean the water for the fish.