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Foodqube in the news

This blog post will be used to keep our readers up to date with news, articles, stories and any other related endeavors. Aquaponics in Permaculture Design – Written by Robert Armstrong – Posted on the Permaculture Principles website – June 12, 2014. The Rouge Plantation pops up in South Brisbane – Written by Lauren Barker […]

Make hay while the sun shines

Sunlight is a crucial element in the vegetable garden, unfortunately however we are not all lucky enough to have a spot that receives full sun and so some gardeners are going to have to work with less than favourable conditions. This blog post has been written to provide those gardeners who do not have the best spot […]

Eating the world

Guest post by Robert Arcidiacono from Made Forward – reward tomorrow with better designs today The food on your plate boasts a remarkable story. Starting as a tiny seed, gathering nutrients from the ground it has been tendered to, watered and harvested by someone you have probably never even met. On top of this, some of […]

Urban aquaponics

This blog post has been written to showcase the absolute versatility of aquaponics in designing unique and productive urban spaces. Our latest collaboration with Made Forward and Severn Positive (urban permaculture design start-ups) along with graffiti artists ‘Drapl’ and ‘Treas’  from Graffiti Murals has seen a brick courtyard area at Rouge Coffee (25 Glenelg St […]

Dissolved oxygen in aquaponics

I recently posted a blog entry on common fish problems in which dissolved oxygen (DO) got a mention but due to its importance in the system I have decided write a stand-alone entry.  Plants, bacteria and fish all require DO to be present in the system. Without it nothing would survive. Plants require DO around […]

Aquaponics and permaculture

 There is much controversy that exists around aquaponics and how it fits within a permaculture design framework. Much of the discussion however has been very one dimensional in nature and so in order to provide a whole of systems comparison I will attempt to assess aquaponics against the 12 defined principles of permaculture. Just remember […]

What is aquaponics?

I just realised that we have never really explained what aquaponics is and how it works, so here goes.  Aquaponics is a great way to farm both fish and vegetables in the one system. I like to think of it as a ‘fish powered planter’ where the fish provide the nutrients required for healthy plant […]