Meet Angella Ramdon-Salmon

Meet Angella Ramdon-Salmon

Angella is one of 24 women who are participating in INMED’s Increasing Access to Climate-Smart Agriculture (IACA) program in Jamaica. She is using aquaponics to expand her organic herb and spice business. Her aquaponics system consists of 6 grow beds using 55-gallon drums cut vertically,  3 fish tanks and 3 sump tanks consisting of 55-gallon drums cut horizontally. The herbs harvested from this system will be marketed to upscale buyers, along with other natural products derived from her crops. The products will be commercially available from Angella’s website at https:// dewcoirgreenlimited.com (website is currently under construction).

Stay tuned for more updates from Angella!… Read the rest...

Meet Louis McLaren

Meet Louis McLaren

Meet Louis McLaren, one of our budding aquaponics farmers in Jamaica. A recent retiree, he enrolled in INMED’s Increasing Access to Climate-Smart Agriculture (IACA) program to do something productive with his time.

“I was intrigued with the whole process of fish waste being used to provide nutrients for the plants. And I liked the idea of consuming organic healthy food,” he says. With INMED’s help, Louis has built a small-scale system consisting of two gravel grow beds and one 200-gallon fish tank enclosed in a 600 SF greenhouse that’s producing 65 lbs. of romaine lettuce every 40 days.

Louis’ system is the perfect example of how aquaponics can be adapted to any space constraints and still produce bountiful harvests in both urban and rural environments.… Read the rest...

Follow A Farmer – Marcus Sewell February 2019 Update

Follow A Farmer – Marcus Sewell February 2019 Update

Update February 2019:

IACA’s first agri-entrepreneur, Marcus has parlayed INMED’s IACA technical and business training into a business plan, which he has used to apply for financing. His commercial aquaponics system is already producing!

Marcus’ system is composed of 5 half-55-gallon drums used for gravel beds seated on 2 x 14 treated wood frame. A-250 gallon IBC tank is used as the fish tank, connected to a filtration system consisting of 20-gallon (black) drums, with a swirl filter and pipe leading to a 15-gallon (blue) drum, which serves as the biofilter. From the biofilter drum, a 3/4-inch PVC pipe is connected to the 5 grow beds.… Read the rest...