Backyard Aquaponics

Backyard aquaponics is fast becoming the “in thing” for huge number of health and ecology conscious people who want to ‘do their bit’ to help in protecting the environment around them. It is one of the simplest ways to grow delicious and organically healthy fruits,

Aquaponic Farming

It is a fact that we are gradually running out of cultivable land to feed the planet’s alarmingly booming population. To add to the crisis, our agricultural soil and natural water resources are constantly being contaminated or destroyed with huge amounts of artificial fertilizers and

Aquaponics System

With our agricultural soil and natural water resources being pumped with huge amounts of artificial fertilizers and contaminants it is only inevitable and unavoidable that such practices will have a detrimental effect on agriculture and the natural bio-system! The effect of consuming food grown

What is Aquaponics?

With a growing interest and trend in sustainable and organic food production all over the globe, more and more questions are being raised as to exactly what is aquaponics! In simple terms, it is the creation of a complete, symbiotic cycle where the fish help plants and the

Commercial Aquaponics

The entire globe is not only developing a certain interest but also strong preference for the organic and sustainable foods. The last couple of centuries witnessed an increased and fast depletion of our natural resources with foods being grown with more and more chemicals which are in no way the

Drought Tolerant Trees

Flame Maple (Acer ginnala): Flame maple is used extensively in Utah landscapes. It reaches a height and width of twenty feet and can usually be purchased in either a single or multi-trunk form. Flame

Aquaponics Gardening

The term aquaponics gardening may sound alien because it has not been many years when this alternative form of agriculture has come into existence. To understand aquaponics gardening, we must first understand what aquaponics is. It is nothing other than a sustainable form of

What Grass Seed Should I Use?

KENTUCKY BLUEGRASS: Kentucky bluegrass is the most popular grass in Northern Utah because it is very soft and is relatively easy to grow and maintain. Bluegrass will tolerate low to moderate foot traffic and recovers reasonably quickly when damaged. Some of the drawbacks to Bluegrass are

Drought Tolerant Shrubs

Alpine Currant (Ribes alpinum): Alpine currant is a good shrub to use your home landscape. Often used as a formal or informal hedge, it tolerates hot dry areas very well, but can also be planted in the

Drought Tolerant Perennials

Yarrow (Achellia spp.): Yarrow is a native perennial that is very drought tolerant. It is a member of the daisy family and comes in a multitude of colors including white, yellow and many pastels. Once established, yarrow can survive on rainwater alone. They do need to be planted