Why aquaponics?

Aquaponics is a system of cultivation that really dovetails with the permaculture principle of making every element in a system perform as many functions as possible, and of trying to make cycles of energy as self-sustaining as possible. The aquaponics system of using fish dung to provide nutrients for plants, and the plants to help filter the water has a number of benefits, as outlined in this article.

They range not only from the provision of organically grown food but also in the increased range of food raised on a backyard plot to aid food security, and the preservation of precious water.