An Aquaponics Open Home

People living sustainably all over Australia obligingly opened their homes to the public on Sunday 12th September for Sustainable House Day.

Wendy & Len and their aquaponics system

Len and Wendy from 35 Sperring Street in Manunda, Cairns are passionate about growing their own organic nutritious food, thereby cutting out ‘food miles’ and having easy access to fresh organic produce.

Len in front of his 3 fish tanks

They grow about 60% of their food on their small 1/4 acre residential property using the technique of Aquaponics; breeding freshwater fish for eating in tanks and cycling and filtering the water through grow beds to utilise the fish excrement as a precious plant fertliser. Read More & Comment →

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