Aquaponics

Bristol’s urban farmers are using aquaponics to grow food without soil.

The Community Interest Company is slashing urban waste by bringing fish and plants together – and they want you to do it too.

We can grow food for money, or we can grow food for people,” says Alice-Marie Archer, founder of Bristol Fish Project. “We need to figure out the line between the two.”

A Community Interest Company (CIC), the project was founded in 2011, when Archer sought a solution to the challenges of increasing urban waste. Dismayed by the repercussions of the corporate agriculture systems, she saw that aquaponics could be used to not only recycle waste to grow food sustainably, but also help conservation efforts and a disadvantaged community.

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