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Oct. 05, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Move Over, Backyard Chickens; Make Way For Homegrown Tilapia

Rick Boatner has picked up on an emerging trend in the local food movement: People who want to grow their own seafood. Continue reading →

Filed under: Sustainability, Aquaponics, Foodie Friday


July 23, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

In Portland: A CSA ... On A Superfund Site?

The aquaponics gurus at Portland Purple Water have a grand vision for community supported agriculture on what is now a pretty rough-looking piece of industrial property. Continue reading →

Filed under: Sustainability, Agriculture, Aquaponics, Community Supported Agriculture


April 23, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

In Chicago: Urban Farm Taps Brewery To Fuel Aquaponics

Oh, this story is so right up my alley. Several companies and volunteers in Chicago (my home town!) are turning a former meat-packing plant into a vertical urban farm that combines aquaponics (a super-efficient plant-and-fish-growing system) with kombucha tea production, beer brewing, biogas energy, and a kitchen that serves up the end result with net-zero waste. Continue reading →

Filed under: Agriculture, Sustainability, Aquaponics, Biogas, Foodie Friday


March 02, 2012 · By Cassandra Profita

Aquaponics: Growing Fish And Plants Without Soil

Earlier this week, I posted a story about a net-zero greenhouse that grows food, fish and renewable energy – all in a small backyard space. Continue reading →

Filed under: Sustainability, Agriculture, Aquaponics



About Ecotrope

In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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