Local River

This DIY fish-farm-cum-kitchen-garden is based on the principle of aquaponics coupled with the exchange and interdependence of two living organisms – plants and fish. The plants extract nutrients from the nitrate-rich dejecta of the fish. In doing so they act as a natural filter that purifies the water and maintains a vital balance for the eco-system in which the fish live. The same technique is used on large-scale pioneer aquaponics/fish-farms, which raise tilapia (a food fish from the Far East) and lettuce planted in trays floating on the surface of ponds.

Local River Sketch

Author(s): Mathieu Lehanneur

Year: 2008

Location: Adaptable

Web: http://www.mathieulehanneur.fr/project/local-river-127

Contact: studio@mathieulehanneur.com / +33 (0)1 40 13 00 90