Aquaponics Greenhouse

Supporting lifelong learning and addressing Manitoba’s food security without negatively affecting the earth.

What is Aquaponics?

Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture (fish farming), hydroponics (growing plants without soil in nutrient rich water), and microorganisms. The product is a synergistic and environmentally sustainable growing technique in which both fish and plants are grown together in the same system without needing to discard water or add chemical fertilizers.

Aquaponics solves many of the problems and environmental issues associated with aquaculture and hydroponics while retaining the benefits of both. It’s essentially zero-waste agriculture.

Fish + Produce supporting lifelong learning.

  • Aquaponic equipment to accommodate up to 20 high school students
  • Available raining programs run up to two sessions per week per class.
  • Personnel will work with school instructors assigned to the aquaponics training program.

Aquaculture

The selective breeding of fish with the purpose of producing a food source for consumption.

Hydroponics

A method of growing plants without soil, by instead using mineral nutrient solutions in a water solvent.

Horticulture

The science and art of the development, sustainable production, marketing, and use of high-value, intensively cultivated food and ornamental plants.

Management

Students will be accountable for routine maintenance and management of the aquaponic equipment.

Food Services

Students will have the opportunity to learn food packaging, product marketing and supply chain management.

Sustainability

Through exposure to zero-waste agriculture, students will learn how to support the local economy and promote healthy living.

Aquaponics at a glance

Information For Educators