I received an email from Back to the Roots about a Kickstarter campaign they started to fund development for their new product, an indoor Aquaponics garden kit for your house. Last year, I interned at a hyrdroponic farm so learning about aquaponics is a natural next step for me. So what exactly is aquaponics? It's a symbiotic gardening environment where plants are grown in, well...in simple terms, a fish tank. It can be any aquatic animals, snails, shellfish, not just a fish, but essentially, the waste from the aquatic animal become nutrients for the plants, and the plant by the process of filtering out the "waste" cleans the water for the animals. In essence, you never have to clean the tank because the plants take care of that.
I never pledged money for a Kickstarter campaign before. This one I jumped at the chance because I am really passionate about growing my own food, especially in small urban environments. For a pledge of $50, you not only sponsor a cool project, but you also get your very own aquaponics kit by February of 2013. How cool is that? I pledged my $50, I love to support a cool program like this!
There is only 1 day left to pledge, so if you want one, do it now! Watch the cool video below to find out more about this project!