There are many ways in which a community can work together to create a sustainable food solution. At Phoenix Voyage, we are dedicated to help feed and grow the community. A method which we have found most valuable is a method called aquaponics. Aquaponics is a system whereby the plants supply the nutrients to the water to feed the fish. The water is pumped around the system so that no water is wasted. The system is powered with a pump and is built using cost effective materials.
In the Phoenix Centre, we are able to supply the community with a Food Growth System. Phoenix Voyage supplies all the blueprints and the structures required to build the system which has been expertly designed by Global Aquatics LLC. Included in each Phoenix Center "core package" will be the materials for the structure, seeds and four types of fish. With over 40 years of experience Global Aquaponics LLC has developed a system which will feed the community for the whole year round.
There are many benefits to using an aquaponics system including:
Fantastic yields of mixed crops, including fish
Low waste and water use
Reduced erosion as there is no need for soil
Crisp tasty produce, minutes from picking to plate with no food miles
Keeping edible fish
Its highly accessible, no bending, digging, weeding or even mud
It makes efficient use of space
Low maintenance, perfect for busy lifestyles
Great system for education
The Food Growth System provides a valuable opportunity for an experiental education. The community will be able to come in and learn about the way the food is produced. There will be opportunities for the community to experiment with different ways of cooking the food. Jobs will be created and there will be opportunities for the community to expand there food production if they so please. The skills learnt can be outsourced to other locations as aquaponics is becoming a widely recognised way of producing sustainable food solutions.