GrowUpBox: A shipping container farm that grows tilapia and salad greens

GrowUp’s Kickstarter-funded aquaponic farm is a circular ecosystem with 150 fish, all self-contained in a box.

At the Marlborough Playground in London this summer you’ll see a modified, upcycled shipping container with a greenhouse on top–dubbed the GrowUpBox.  It is producing both fresh vegetables and fresh fish, all in one compact set-up.

 

 

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The Untold Story of Africa’s Farming Boom

Tens of thousands are returning home with money and skills, hoping to cash in on a farming boom that is remaking the continent.

Last year, Kojo Anku left a high-paying job on Wall Street to return to his native Ghana. He didn’t go there to replicate his financial career but to launch an aquaponics farm, raising organic lettuce, tomatoes, and herbs indoors in nutrient-rich vats. His business, in central Accra, is now booming. “I feel I’m making a bigger difference in the lives of others by applying my knowledge and capital to food production,” Anku says. “Sure, my family and I are adjusting, but it’s worth it to help Ghana leapfrog to the forefront of innovative farming.”

 

 

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AquaBundance – World’s First Aquaponic Gardening System

Aquaponics

Featured invention at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase

AquaBundance is the world’s first green gardening system that has been designed to grow plants and fish, year-round, both indoors and out. AquaBundance is a highly productive aquaponic system that grows a nearly boundless variety of plants using organic nutrients supplied by fish growing in an attractive adjoining tank.

 

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