Getting involved with iAquaponics is easy. The first step in this cooperative, for-profit endeavor requires registering yourself as an interested party. The registration form is used to gather some basic, yet relevant information about yourself and/or your organization. As both the database and enthusiasm grows, we will unite select groups of registrants towards a common goal of building an iAquaponics business in your local area. Please contact us!
- Kenneth E. Schmidt
Co-Founder, iAquaponics LLC
Aquaponics combines the raising of fish and the growing of produce. The process begins with fish being raised for consumption. As the fish are being raised, they produce waste, which is refined through a biological filter into nutrients and waste. The waste is rejected and the nutrients are subsequently transported to the growing beds, which raise the plant produce.
The growing beds float above the water allowing the roots from the plants to grow down into the nutrient-rich water. The system then recycles the water after the plants have absorbed the nutrients by circulating the water back into the fish tanks.
This complete cycle produces a substantial food supply in an extremely compact area and in an environmentally friendly way. The iAquaponics Business Model is focused on the commercialization of this process for urban environments.