There's no doubt that alternative farming will be a mainstay in the future of human living. Yields and functionality alone allow it to better fulfill the needs of every growing populations. Aquaponics is gaining commercial traction to help answer a number of food-related problems. By using the natural waste from fish ponds as a fertilizer and watering system for plants, aquaponics provides nitrogen-rich water that runs past the root systems that absorb and thrive on these nutrients. The plants act as a filter for the water before it is turned back to the fish again. On top of that, there is no need for fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides, genetically modified seeds or organisms.
For more great stuff on aquaponics and a basic understanding of plant functions check out Small-scale aquaponic food production – Integrated fish and plant farming and check out the video below!