LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The future of farming can be up and running in 30 days and transported by plane, train, and even car.
Today, Little Rock became the first to see a version of it.
Heifer International debuted the world’s first commercial, off-grid, carbon-neutral aquaponics farm.
Here’s how it works:
These native Arkansas fish fertilize the water for the vegetables.
The food then gives nutrients back to the fish.
It’s a continuous cycle that leaves behind to the fish.
It’s a continuous cycle that leaves behind zero carbon footprint.
This operation can feed up to 200 people for the rest of their lives.
“This is 100 percent being pumped back into the Little Rock community, local restaurants, local food banks, local organizations that need food access that don’t have access to food in the winter time that would be fresh greens,” says Ryan Cox.
Heifer hopes to create farms like this in the various developing countries it works with in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.