What Is It?
The most simple definition of Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture (raising fish) and hydroponics (the soil-less growing of plants) that grows fish & plants together in one integrated system. The fish waste provides an organic food source for the plants, and the plants naturally filter the water for the fish. No harmful petrochemicals, pesticides or herbicides can be used.
Where Is it?
Because of its flexibility, an aquaponics farm can go anywhere there is land to build on! Aquaponics uses only 1/10th of the water of soil-based gardening and even less water than hydroponics or recirculating aquaculture. This is a game changer for the Philippines and other 3rd world countries when water is expensive or low due to summer seasons and dry springs. It’s a natural ecosystem! Organic veggies are now affordable for the local people.
Aquaponic systems can be put anywhere, and it benefits are widespread. From boosting the local economy by creating jobs to creating healthy sustainable food for the local community, this sustainable farming method will be a game changer for so many. For many local farmers, rainy season can be a starvation season for their family due to crops not producing or being soaked out. But with aquaponics, it brings security to families financially, physically and emotionally.
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Meet the Visionary
Mike Newhook LOVES People! His passion for people has been a launching pad for his success. By putting people first, sometimes even over his bottom line, he has created an integral space for his businesses to grow and multiply. Mike did not enjoy being told when to work, how long to work and how much he would be paid for the work. Mike desired to create a lifestyle where he could enjoy his family all the while serving local businesses. He has done that with Metron, a one-stop shop for all things IT and Online Marketing including Websites, Ad Words, SEO and everything in between. Making time for his family he created a team from multiple countries. Several key team players around the world include Toronto, Calgary, India and the Philippines. His time is now turned to a new endeavor that has the power to remove poverty around the world through aquaponics. By training local farmers on how to manage a business, track and manage their finances as well as learn family life balance the poverty cycle will be stopped and generational wealth can be created.