Tucked in the back corner of the new “Get Growing” warehouse and storefront is a floating bed aquaponics system that is sprouting Alaska Fancy organic heirloom tomatoes.
Water flows from a fish tank through a filter to the wooden table bed where tomatoes in petri dishes float on about 12 inches of water. The water then drains out the other side of the four-by-eight table, then recycles back to the fish tank.
Sound like something you could build? If not, don’t be intimidated.
“It’s a really big system,” Trevor Kirchhoff, the store owner, said.