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Urban Aquaculture in Chicago

Fish, Greens Grow in Old Meat-Packing Plant
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A group of young pioneers has taken up residence in an old meat-packing plant in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood. They’re part of a small band of urban “aquaponics” farmers, growing fish and greens for restaurants and markets.

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2:06AM PST on Nov 16, 2014

Live long and prosper

11:50PM PDT on Oct 21, 2012

I invite you take a look at my Aquaponic garden page where I use PVC pipe, soda bottles, and fish to grow plants. The instructions are right here for free. I think this is the easiest and for sure the cheapest way to grow lots of plants almost hands free. It can be done with or without fish! Oh, and I don't plan on eating the fish! Enjoy!

5:20PM PDT on Apr 30, 2012


7:37AM PDT on Apr 30, 2012

Thanks for the article.

3:25PM PDT on Apr 16, 2012


8:46PM PDT on Apr 13, 2012

Chris, I might I suggest that your next article on Aquaponics not be title...Aquaculture, two different animals, as it were.

People...AQUAPONICS, truly the way of the future.

6:59AM PDT on Apr 12, 2012


6:55AM PDT on Apr 12, 2012


6:08PM PDT on Apr 11, 2012

Interesting. Thanks.

11:44AM PDT on Apr 11, 2012

I hope they kill the fish humanely, I am put off by fish just draged out of the sea in a big net just to die painfully on the deck of a trawler.
Plants much better though natural light if possible.

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