IRC New Roots Aqua Farm in the news
The San Diego Union Tribune recently printed a story about the IRC New Roots Aqua Farm.
Click here to read the article and see photos.
The aquaponics system consists of two tanks growing 1,400 tilapia connected to 12 hydroponic vegetable beds housed in a greenhouse. The wastewater from the fish tanks flows through the hydroponic vegetable beds. The plants and the gravel in which they are grown filter the water, which is returned to the fish tanks.
IRC's vision for the aquaponic farm is that it will demonstrate a variety of effective production techniques that create a compelling case for more San Diego residents to become engaged in growing, eating and/or selling locally produced food.
The IRC New Roots Aqua Farm is located on Fairmount between University Avenue and El Cajon Boulevard in City Heights. The site is surrounded by beautiful vegetable beds.
For more information, contact Jaime Garza, IRC Food and Farming Coordinator at Jaime.Garza@theIRC.org or 619 641 7510 x264