Before I go over the photography gear you should know about, I want to share with you our new passion for Sustainable Food production that we enjoyed photographing, but came to realize the importance this has for the future of our planet. Last October, my wife and I decided that it was time we would use our photography to bring a light on the efforts of what many resourceful gardeners are doing to help excalate sustainibilty to food production. Aquaponics and it's older cousin Hydroponics, are systems that use no soil, minimize water usage, grow faster and healthier vegatables, and in some cases even produce their own nutrients.
Aquapoinic systems even produce a secondary food from raising and harvesting edible fish. The more popular edible fish are Tilapia, Crappie, Trout and Silver Perch, but there are many more that growers use in their Aquaponics Systems.
The fish are also a part of a symbiotic relationship with the rest of the system. They excrete solid wastes that ultimately are converted to nutrients that the plants need to thrive. The water that is pumped to the plant grow beds, returns to the fish tank(s) cleansed by the natural biofilter created from bacteria in the grow media.