The Blue Roots Farm aquaponics system is a sustainable way to grow veggies and fish because it is modeled after processes that occur in nature. We have built an ecosystem that recycles water, that has no waste, and that is housed in a controlled growing environment. Our system is so efficient that the only water loss is from evaporation. The minimal waste we produce (plant trimmings, uneaten fish food) is composted and used on our market garden and orchard. And the complex ecological interactions in the system mean that we get better growth rates, higher yields, and healthier produce.
We focus our greenhouse production on low stature, fast growing leafy greens and herbs. Nutrients for the plants are created by Steelhead Trout, a species native to the Cowichan Valley and the Pacific Northwest.