Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as fish), and hydroponics (growing plants in water without soil).
Simply said, live fish that are grown in tanks produce valuable fish waste water, which is then pumped to floating plant grow-beds, where the waste is converted into nitrogen-rich food for the growing plants, which in turn clean the water that is recycled to the fish tanks.
It’s the perfect symbiotic, self-contained environment that produces organically grown fruits, vegetables, fish and fertilizer.
Aquaponics requires absolutely no soil. None. Nada. Zip.
We use less than 10% of water usage compared to ground farming:
Water is recycled instead of dumped into the ground water. The only water loss comes from natural evaporation or plant transpiration, and the amount is minimal.
We plant more per square foot than traditional farms:
A quarter-acre aquaponic farm yields as much as a traditional farm during a growing cycle. Because aquaponic plant roots have easy access to water, their roots are shallower, allowing farmers to plant seeds closer and yielding more crops.
Our products grow faster:
Because of the efficiencies and effectiveness of aquaponics, THF grows perfect plants in 30-35 days, which is better than traditional farms, whose yields take longer to mature. This means it can grow more delicious crops faster.
We never use chemicals:
THF grows inside greenhouses, whose protective walls prevent infestations and eliminate the need for inorganic fertilizers or pesticides and herbicides.
We have more growing cycles per year:
THF greenhouses allow plants access to sunlight and natural heat year-round, providing ideal growing conditions every day of the year … and the ability to grow plants that traditionally do not take in the Southeastern climate.
Our farms can be built in any setting:
Because THF produces a larger yield in a smaller footprint, its farms can be located in rural, suburban or urban communities … closer to where populations need it.