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Aquaponics Innovators

Growing fresh vegetables and at the same time farming fish? In the same system? Sounds too good to be true, but ever since producing food became a big challenge for mankind, logical step was combining both worlds into one, and the results are fantastic. We are looking for the Pioneers who create successful Aquaponics systems and spread knowledge about it worldwide.
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Andrews, South Carolina

Travis Hughey is an aquaponic designer and author of the 'barrelponics', system where barrels are cut lengthwise and used as growing beds. This cheap and efficient method has spawned a whole new ge...
Barrelponics inventor

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Tim Day is currently working as an aquaponics expert and Lead research at Grove Labs, MIT's research team that is building a modular/customisable appliance that allows anybody to grow fresh, organic food right in their own homes or restaurants.

North Maclan , Australia

He discovered aquaponics in 2006 and immediately put his skills to work and founded Practical Aquaponics in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. He has developed video series, equipment and supplies based on his research into this method of growing plants. He has provided people in many countries with Aquaponics Kits and other valuable training on the topic.

Melbourne, Australia

In 2005, Dr. Wilson Lennard built his first commercial aquaponic system in Australia. It has achieved success growing and selling fish and herbs to local restaurants using direct sales to the restaurant door approach. While living in New Zealand, he was researcing, designing and constructing NFT aquaponic systems, where he wanted to show that aquaponics could stand side by side with standard hydroponics in terms of plant production and plant quality. Ever since, he was consulting on several ...

Boulder, Colorado

Sylvia Bernstein is the President and Founder of The Aquaponic Source and the author of "Aquaponic Gardening: A Step by Step Guide to Growing Fish and Vegetables Together". She also runs the Aquaponic Gardening Community site, is the co-founder and past Vice Chairperson of the Aquaponics Association and runs an online course on Udemy.com called "Aquaponic Gardening." In her past life she was the VP of Marketing, Innovation and Product Development for AeroGrow Internationa...