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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Warren Webber
Warren Webber2 years ago

Live long and prosper

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!

Sue Matheson
Sue Matheson4 years ago


KS Goh
KS Goh4 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Clifton Jackson
Clifton Jackson4 years ago


Michael C.
Michael C.4 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.

Sandi C.
Sandi C.4 years ago


Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago


Kathy K.
Kathy K.4 years ago

Interesting. Thanks.

Neil A.
Neil A.4 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.