Soilless Farming Ecosystems
Are they really the future of farming?
When hydroponics collided with aqua culture life was given to aquaponics, a soilless gardening approach that did much more than merely combining fish and soilless growing. The merger represented a paradigm shift away from usual methods of fertilization. For the first time, there was attention given to aerobic microorganisms called nitrifiers that remove fish waste of ammonia and convert it to nitrates, instead of manufactured fertilizers and the backbreaking labor of composting.
Bioponica believes it is possible, and in fact necessary, to utilize a much wider array of beneficial bacterial colonies to do much more to create plant fertility with very low manual labor required.
In this era where sustainability is no longer a convenience but an impending necessity that we wholeheartedly embrace entirely new farming practices. A sustainable practice that conserves harvested rainwater, recycles nutrients to optimize performance yet lower overhead cost to produce organic plants.
Bioponics as practiced at Bioponica, is a soilless growing process that is entirely new in agriculture. By deriving nitrogen, minerals and trace elements from grasses, weeds and other organic waste, bioponics may be described as an organic farming ecosystem that springboards from the techniques of hydroponics and aquaponics. One that provides perpetual abundance without dependency on manufactured sources of feed, nor municipal water.
With the aid of biological ecosystems, natural fertilizers and aquaculture feed are made on-site, eliminating the carbon footprint of manufactured feed and fertilizers. In addition to the minimized input costs there is little labor associated with bioponics as the process of extracting liquid nutrients from organic matter is facilitated by a menagerie of living organisms.
With little labor, few inputs and the ease of operation, this new sustainable practice of agriculture will soon be recognized as the future of farming. But be advised, while it is easy to get started with your bioponic ecosystem, it will be a difficult habit to break.