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Organic Tech Activist

We can change the world where we live. We can recycle and lower our carbon footprints in our homes. We can feed ourselves at the community level and lower our dependence on transportation fuels decrease dependence on large scale farming to lessen runoff and pesticide dependencies. We can amend our Earth and its soil. Let's put our money where our mouth is! http://www.legitharvest.com

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September 09, 2015 10:19PM

This is totally cool architecture. Unlike what we are doing in that it is a much higher capital cost and operating cost. But a very cool farm design. https://www.minds.com/blog/view/486618381080866816/this-solar-powered-floating-farm-can-produce-20-tons-of-vegetables-every-day


September 04, 2015 01:09PM

Our first live menu is up on our site. You can see which herbs and leafy greens we are growing in our aquaponic beds. Samples are available for restaurants and chefs in Palm Beach County. http://freshtablefarms.com/products/


September 01, 2015 04:13PM

Try this survey to see how local and organic your kitchen might be. http://freshtablefarms.com/organic-in-south-florida/fresh-table-survey/


September 01, 2015 03:57PM

We're putting up a fish cam in tank #1 at Fresh Table Farms aquaponic mini farm (AMF) in Palm Beach County Florida. Check out our first tank cam postings and relax for ten minutes with our happy tilapia and soothing tank bubbler noises. http://freshtablefarms.com/news/fishcams/


August 18, 2015 02:27PM

I just posted a business update of our Aquaponic project on our website. "We have a vision of hyperlocal farming grids made of AMF?s built on fallow land in urban and suburban locations with 5-15 year use cases and great profits to owners and great benefits to communities. We are excited to report that we are so far, proving the feasibility of our case." See the full article here: http://freshtablefarms.com/2015/08/construction-update-august-17-2015/


August 07, 2015 02:18PM

We must support local farms! It seems we are no longer eating actual food... but food-like products... http://www.facebook.com/amfsolace


June 21, 2015 06:39PM

We've posted another fish video on our facebook page. During the recent algae bloom the fish weren't very interested in pellet food. They were too busy feasting on plankton. Now the water has cleared and they are hungry again. https://www.facebook.com/AMFSOLACE


June 07, 2015 08:01PM

As our biofilter comes online, we are starting seedling production on a new and innovative seedling bed fed by the biofilter. See the video and article on our site here: http://freshtablefarms.com/2015/06/new-seedling-production-bed/


May 22, 2015 01:05PM

We recently reached an important milestone in the startup of our aquaponic facility in Palm Beach County FL. Happy Tilapia are now swimming around our first 1500 gallon tank and feeding nutrients into our first 3000 gallon grow bed. https://youtu.be/adY7siK01BA


May 09, 2015 02:21PM

This is an important health alert! Watch this video if you want to understand why you and your family should go organic.

https://youtu.be/oB6fUqmyKC8


December 06, 2014 02:32PM

Aquaponics versus Aquaculture

There is a big difference between an aquaponic system and an aquaculture system acting as the nutrient supply for a hydroponic garden.

Aquaponics uses the plants and growth medium to do filtration. This is simpler, but requires larger fish tanks to support the grow beds and takes longer to establish proper bio-filtration. It is not suitable for raft style water filled beds and should be used with beds that are filled with growth media (gravel, expanded shale, expanded clay, etc.). The beds are flooded and drained every hour.

Aquaponics in this strict definition is the backyard DIY approach. It is more elegant and green since the fish and the plants form an ecosystem with natural (no labor) filtration. However, the fish effluent comes into direct contact with vegetable roots which is considered a no no for commercial food production. Note that fish effluent does not carry the pathogens that farm effluent does, so it is an issue of perception rather than true safety.

The alternative system, Aquaculture, uses filters and digesters for liquid composting and keeps the two systems? water supplies separate. It also allows us to claim and eventually certify that our produce is organic hydroponic. This type of system requires less water per pound of produce. It is a professional commercial approach that maximizes density and efficiency. In this system we will mostly uses floating rafts with deep water beds and no growth media in the beds, just in the little baskets for the plants. However, the system can also use beds with growth media as needed for bigger/heavier crops. There is extra labor for the filters, but a little less labor for the beds.

Fresh Table Farms logo design alternative with Less Water More Thought slogan. Fresh Table Farms is developing low capital cost hyperlocal aquaponic farms serving restaurants and local green markets fresh herbs and salad greens.
This is totally cool architecture. Unlike what we are doing in that it is a much higher capital cost and operating cost. But a very cool farm design. The bottom floor focuses on aquaculture and water desalination, the first floor on hydroponic crop cultivation, and the roof is adorned with solar panels, skylights and rainwater collectors.
Fish Cams! We are working on deploying underwater cameras in our fish tanks. Enjoy a ten minute relax in the tank with our happy tilapia.
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