With urban farming becoming all the rage as a source for local restaurants, some Denver entrepreneurs have turned to an even more innovative farming system: aquaponics. Aquaponics is essentially a farming system in which the waste from farmed fish and other aquatic animals is utilized to supply nutrients for plants, which then in turn purify water. An entirely sustainable aquaculture system, aquaponics seems poised to offer local restaurants and chefs access to a number of locally produced foodstuffs that are beneficial to the environment.
As Colorado's climate is incredibly arid, which limits traditional water-reliant fish farming, the Colorado Aquaculture Association has stated that the move towards aquaponics has fueled an expansion of the number of fish species farmed within the state lines. Read More