Backyard aquaponics: DIY system to farm fish with vegetables

Rob Torcellini bought a $700 greenhouse kit to grow more vegetables in his backyard. Then he added fish to get rid of a mosquito problem and before long he was a committed aquaponic gardener. Now his 10 by 12 foot greenhouse is filled with not only vegetables, but fish. And the best part is: the poo from that fish is … Continue reading

What is Aquaponics?

What is Aquaponics?

Aquaponics A sustainable food production system that combines a traditional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. In aquaculture, effluents accumulate in the water, increasing toxicity for the fish. This water is led to a hydroponic system where the by-products from the aquaculture are … Continue reading

How to Grow Shiitake Mushrooms at Home

How to Grow Shiitake Mushrooms at Home

Learn how to inoculate oak logs with Shiitake mushroom spores. GrowTest – Popular Posts: How to Grow Chilli Peppers Learn how to grow some spicy peppers in under 10… Can Mushrooms Save the World? Mushrooms and the Environment Listen to  John B. Wells joined… Starting Mycelium at Home Brief instructions on how to start mycelium for the mushrooms… Growing Mushrooms … Continue reading

Growing Mushrooms

Growing Mushrooms

A visit with the Oregon mycological society to see how they grow different types of delicious mushrooms for the home garden. GrowTest – Popular Posts: Starting Mycelium at Home Brief instructions on how to start mycelium for the mushrooms… Can Mushrooms Save the World? Mushrooms and the Environment Listen to  John B. Wells joined… Growing microgreens at home Benjamin Carroll … Continue reading

Urban Farm Feeds the Neighborhood

Tim Donovan, who calls himself “a farmer and maker,” leads the agriculture team at Project Grow, a program of Port City Development Center, an arts and farming organization that works with adults with disabilities. The project brings together people active in the arts, farming and community organizing and has grown from one small plot of about an eighth of an … Continue reading

Growing Micro Greens and Organic Produce for Restaurants

Chef Stacey Givens, founder and owner of The Side Yard in Portland, Oregon, and chef at Raptor Ridge Winery in Newberg, talks about growing micro greens and selling them to the city’s finest restaurants. GrowTest – Popular Posts: Growing Vegetables on a Grocery Store In 1995, Eli Zabar, renegade scion of the famous West… Growing Mushrooms A visit with the … Continue reading

Permaculture in Denver

Permaculture in Denver

The Growhaus featured on TV news GrowTest – Popular Posts: An Introduction to Permaculture Permaculture affects every part of your life, from how you… How Permaculture Can Save Humanity Toby Hemenway explains how permaculture can save humanity and the… The Case for Permaculture This video is Midwest Permaculture’s Intro to Permaculture Internet Webinar,…

How to Build a Wicking Bed

Building an indoor raised wicking bed. GrowTest – Popular Posts: How to Build a Wicking Barrel A quick clip on the setting up of a Wicking… How to Build Raised Beds Ebook   How to Build Raised Beds Ebook in PDF format… How to Build an Aeroponic System … Continue reading →… How to Build a Tomato Watering System Learn … Continue reading