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Aquaponics links fish and veggie farming
Aquaponics links fish and veggie farming

The lush beds of lettuce, mustard greens and peppers at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future's greenhouse resemble the plants that Rick Lee of Damascus has grown in his greenhouse. Yet instead of traditional in-ground fertilizer, these plants get their nutrients from a different source: fish waste. The plants, all floating in water, and the huge fish tanks stocked with tilapia connected to them, are part of a fast-growing field known as aquaponics — the combination of soilless plant gardening and fish farming. It's a method that's being embraced both for commercial uses and by individuals who just want to add more fresh food to their diets. ...

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