Urban Aquaculture in Chicago

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.

Fish, Greens Grow in Old Meat-Packing Plant
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19 comments

Warren Webber
Warren W2 years ago

Live long and prosper

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Eric L.
Eric L.4 years ago

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. http://do-it-yourself-hydroponics.moderngrower.com. 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!

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Sue Matheson
Sue Matheson5 years ago

thanks

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KS Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

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Clifton Jackson
Clifton Jackson5 years ago

Cool!!

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Michael C.
Michael C5 years ago

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.

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Sandi C.
Sandi C5 years ago

THANKS!

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Jennifer C.
Past Member 5 years ago

Thanks.

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Kathy K.
Kathy K5 years ago

Interesting. Thanks.

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Neil A.
Neil A5 years ago

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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