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.
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