Welcome to The Farm
Since working on farms in Indiana during my high school years, I have had an interest in farming. However, living in a subdivision with limited space coupled with Arizona's harsh summer climate, I found that establishing a large garden proved difficult. Most lots in Arizona are relatively small, but they do have side yards which a rarely used.
I wondered if there was a way to leverage my side yard using an aquaponic system. Over the last several months I have been designing and constructing an aquaponics system using IBC containers and materials readily available at a local hardware store. I have tilapia in the tank and a variety of vegetables and spices growing in the beds. Below, I have begun to chronicle my adventures.