Aquaponics: Surf and Turf

by spectrummag

All over the upper Midwest region of the United States, indoor aquaponics farming is catching on. Fish and plants are living and growing together in old warehouses and abandoned factories. In Chicago, The Plant is growing up in an old meat packing facility and testing LED grow lights and new control schemes. In Milwaukee, Sweet Water Organics is trying to resurrect itself outdoors after its indoor system failed last spring. And in St. Paul, the team at Urban Organics is building the world’s largest indoor aquaponics operation in an old Hamm’s brewery. Urban Organics plans to open in November. We’ll be there every step of the way, documenting progress with our cameras. Watch for the full documentary Surf and Turf: The Growth of Aquaponics in St. Paul coming to a screen in front of you in November 2013.

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