Have you ever noticed the leaves on the ground in a forest or in the woods behind your house? I'm sure you have walked through the woods and never gave the groundcover under your feet a second thought. Those leaves and broken limbs are gold though. Trees and bushes use everything they make (leaves, bark, dead limbs) to improve the soil and to bring in micro-organisms which help breakdown the detritus on the ground. Mycorrhizae (or fungus like mushrooms) colonizes the leave
I occasionally have a visitor to the farm and one of the first things they want to see is the aquaponics system. My farm is not strictly an aquaponics operation. The main purpose of the aquaponics system with our beautiful koi and goldfish is simply to show our customers additional alternatives to a traditional soil-based garden. What is Aquaponics? The first question many people ask me is "What is Aquaponics?". This is a great question that can be answered in many ways.