Fresh Fish and Veggies, Anyone?

smseafood Special Announcement, Sustainability Leave a Comment

We’re excited to introduce you to our newest RSVP Program funding recipient – The Ecology Center!

The Ecology Center is a one-acre nonprofit hands-on educational center based in nearby San Juan Capistrano, CA, and they are about to install an sample backyard aquaponics system demonstrating the potential for small-scale backyard aquaculture, sustainable seafood, and organic vegetable production. We’re honored to be part of this innovative project (and we’re looking forward to eating some super fresh fish AND veggies!)

Located within their geodesic dome greenhouse, the system will contain a 200 gallon stock tank, carry 100 tilapia (of the non-Nile variety), water pump, heating system, biological filter and vegetable growing beds.

Throughout the year, they will be holding seasonal educational workshops on backyard aquaculture/aquaponics and sustainable seafood. This program will help bring a greater awareness of sustainable seafood to the public, and can help show how aquaculture is a necessary system for producing food in the future, on both a local and global scale.

To learn more about what the Ecology Center does, please visit their website.

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