Alternate ways of farming have risen to the forefront as sustainability continues to become more of a conscious effort in today’s food system. Enter Flourish Farm in Denver, CO — a 3,000-square-foot aquaponics farm where fish and plants are raised together. “In aquaponics, you can use five to ten percent of the water that you would otherwise use in traditional, soil-based agriculture,” says JD Sawyer, who created the farm with his wife, Tawnya.
Flourish Farm services restaurants and markets within a five-mile radius. “All of our chefs, they want to have a personal connection with the farm,” says Sawyer. “A lot of what we do is based upon their demands, the products that they really need, week in and week out.”
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