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Bentong
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 0.59
Persons: 2 to 4
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 89142
Country: Malaysia

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Last Updated: November 15, 2018

Aquaponics is a combination of AQUAculture (raising fish) and HydroPONICS (growing vegetables without soil – on rafts). Our fish “enrich” the water (yes, that’s fish poop) and after filtering, the water is given to our plants. The plants clean the water for the fish, and the cycle goes on. We cannot be certified organic but we believe that Aquaponics is even better because we don’t rely on certificates to produce healthy food. We can’t use antibiotics or “additives” with our fish because it would negatively impact the plants. We can’t use pesticides and chemicals on our plants because it would kill our fish. The method guarantees that it’s safe (no salmonella and no e.coli either).

Day to day activities are focused around the fish (feeding and filter cleaning), and the greenhouse (seeding, caring for seedlings, moving plants to the greenhouse, and harvesting). Occasionally there might be some little construction works and general site maintenance. There’s no real need for previous experience in Aquaponics, permaculture, raising fish, or growing plants. It would be great however to share our experience with people who feel like contributing to the success of the amazing project.

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