Growing Your Food

One of the greatest resiliencies one can build for themselves is their own food self-reliance.  Having your own garden is the best way to enjoy that.  

One form of new growing technologies is called "Aquaponics".

Aquaponics /ˈækwəˈpɒnɨks/, is a food production system that combines conventional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment.

 

In normal aquaculture, excretions from the animals being raised can accumulate in the water, increasing toxicity. In an aquaponic system, water from an aquaculture system is fed to a hydroponic system where the by-products are broken down by nitrogen-fixing bacteria into nitrates and nitrites, which are utilized by the plants as nutrients. The water is then recirculated back to the aquaculture system.

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquaponics)