Announcements

Job offersmore »

Tweeting Growers

Top 5 - yesterday

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »




Mississauga Food Bank grows own aquaponic produce

AquaGrow Farms is a sustainable aquaponics farm in the warehouse at The Mississauga Food Bank. It was created to provide an additional source of healthy greens and protein for their hungry neighbours and educate people about where their food may have come from and introduce them to the idea of sustainable “urban agriculture”. The farm draws attention to the need for fresh food by those who live in poverty in Mississauga.



AquaGrow Farms has three grow beds and two fish tanks that will produce approximately 645 servings of fish and 10,800 servings of greens each year. All of the healthy greens and protein-rich fish we grow are distributed to their member agencies across Mississauga. From there they are given to hungry members of their community who otherwise would have limited access to fresh, healthy food.

Click here for a complete interview with Collin Cotton, Aquaponics Farm Supervisor at AquaGrow Farms at the website of the Mississauga Food Bank.






Publication date: 1/20/2017

 


 

Other news in this sector:

7/18/2018 UAE minister visits Certhon Innovation Centre
7/18/2018 MacAulay concludes first part of 'Growing Canadian Agriculture' Tour
7/18/2018 US: Over $1 million awarded in academic scholarship program
7/17/2018 Japanese 'tourist farms' attracting foreign visitors
7/17/2018 Canadian peppers take home innovation awards
7/16/2018 Applications open for Nuffield International Farming Scholarships
7/16/2018 "Ensuring quality of a 42-acre greenhouse involves some pretty long days"
7/16/2018 US (CA): Southeast Asian farmers on trend with new ‘superfood’
7/13/2018 Security camera reveals Montreal tomato thief
7/13/2018 US (CO): Grand Valley businesses conserve water any way they can
7/13/2018 UK: Soft fruit business launched as LEAF Demonstration Farm
7/12/2018 "You’re never too young to make a difference"
7/12/2018 Canada: BDC Capital invests in Lufa Farms
7/11/2018 Rain affects Mexican hot pepper supplies
7/11/2018 CAN (ON): Ken Forth to receive honorary degree at University of Guelph
7/10/2018 US (MI): Container farm seeking Ann Arbor restaurants
7/9/2018 Dutch grower Royal Pride wins prize in Germany with cherry vine tomato
7/9/2018 US (MA): Little Leaf Farms keeps growing and growing
7/9/2018 UK: Fellowship scheme to develop next generation of horticulture leaders
7/5/2018 75 years of growing tomatoes