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Message from Donn Rhys Mondano regarding this fundraiser (Above)
Front Row: Teresa Harris, Sister MacCanon Brown, Donn Rhys Mondano and Lyle Mondano
Lyle and Donn Rhys Mondano getting ready to give an Aquaponics presentation with the miniature prototype of the Aquaponics system created by students who have since graduated from MSOE, Nick Brnot and Josh Wankowski (not pictured).
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What is Aquaponics?
"Aquaponics is the cultivation of fish and plants together in a constructed, recirculating ecosystem utilizing natural bacterial cycles to convert fish waste to plant nutrients. This is an environmentally friendly, natural food-growing method that harnesses the best attributes of aquaculture and hydroponics without the need to discard any water or filtrate or add chemical fertilizers." --Aquaponic Gardening Community, November 2010
So, what does an Aquaponics system actually look like? Check out the photos from the Farm on Ogden, Chicago Botanic Garden in Illinois.