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1 MILLION Pounds of Food, 10,000 Fish & 500 yards of Compost on 3 Acres of Land!

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Imagine growing your own food on your own land, but also enough food to feed your entire neighborhood. Growing Power does just that. They’re able to grow 1 Million pounds of food, year round. Yes! You read that right. They’re in Milwaukee, WI where it’s cold enough outside in the winter to freeze boiling water in mid-air, and they grow food year round in climate controlled greenhouses.

growing power aquaponics greenhouses2

Aquaponics system

Will Allen came up with the aquaponics system and uses compost to heat the greenhouses. This cuts utility bills, is energy efficient, and allows a simple and easy way to not only heat the greenhouses, but to produce soil for growing. It’s by far the simplest and best system out there for growing aquaponically, and produces such a high yield of crops, that it upends the urban legend that you need 2 acres to feed a family.

Aquaponics system

 

Using Will Allen’s methods, anyone can grow enough food per acre (333,333 pounds per acre) annually that you could not only feed your family, but all your neighbors too! The average American eats a little more than a ton of food per year. A family a 4 would consume about 4 tons, or 8,000 pounds of food. That means on 1 acre of land, using the techniques Growing Power uses, you could feed you family and still have over 158k pounds of food left over. (166,666 pounds – 8,000 pounds = 158,666 pounds) That’s enough food to feed almost 20 families with 4 people each, PLUS your own family!

  • 1 MILLION pounds of organically grown food
  • 10,000 fish
  • 300-500 yards worm compost
  • 3 acres of land in green houses
  • Grow all year using heat from compost piles.
  • Using vertical space

“A packed greenhouse produces a crop value of $5 Square Foot! ($200,000/acre).”

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