Thank you, John Custodio of the St. Albans Messenger! We’re grateful for your time and consideration. It was wonderful meeting you and chatting all things Finn & Roots and the Eco Ark.
A couple of inputs: We currently have four jumbo tanks of tilapia, from which the filtered water feeds our (Heather’s) amazing cucumbers year-round. As a de-coupled aquaponic system, we choose when, for what crops, and how much filtered fish water to use based on season and growing conditions.
You can read about the Ark and us here on our website.
If you’re interested in reading more about the greenhouse and aquaponics, check out Producing Sustainable Greens from the Ark in Northern Vermont by By Theo Willis, Aquaculture Education Specialist (Sea Grant). For kids, there’s Meet Aquaculturists in Vermont, a great program from Sea Grant and UVM.