At our small farm just outside Mena Arkansas we use a recirculating aquaculture system along with flow through troughs called deep water channels, and flood and drain rock grow beds to grow fish and plants in a symbiotic system called “aquaponics”. Our system consists of an 800 square foot greenhouse and an extra 512 square feet of outside growing area along with our fish house which is 340 square feet. Our fish are hybrid bluegill currently, with some tilapia we are trying this year. We also grow vegetables outside and in greenhouses (High Tunnels) using natural methods of fertilization, soil building, composting, and permaculture techniques. We use natural and OMRI listed products in preference to others and no chemical pesticides.
We help people get started in aquaponics with farm tours, kits, advice, and experienced counsel. We also offer help with winter growing in Arkansas and intensive growing. We are now certified by the Permaculture research Institute to do permaculture and earthworks consulting, design, and teaching. Credentials have been verified online at http://www.permacultureglobal.com.
You can find our products year round farmers market in Hot Springs almost every Saturday morning.
Managing Member and Owner Farming Innovations, LLC