If you would like to build your Center one component at a time, the Food Growth system is the best to start with. Your community members can all pitch in on the building and set up process. Feeding a Community Year Round
Each Center will take part in the community greenhouse/aquaponics system, including building the structure with the blueprints supplied by Phoenix Voyage International and designed by Global Aquatics LLC. Included in each Phoenix Center "core package" will be the materials for the structure, seeds and four types of fish.
Global Aquatics LLC, with over 40 years of research, has developed easy to maintain systems which will feed a whole community year round.
Aquaponics is a sustainable food production system that combines conventional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks), with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. In aquaculture, effluents accumulate in the water, increasing toxicity for the fish. This water is led to a hydroponic system where the by-products from the aquaculture are broken down by nitrogen-fixing bacteria then filtered out by the plants as nutrients, after which the cleaned water is recirculated back to the Fish.Aquaponic systems do not typically discharge or exchange water under normal operation, but instead recirculate and reuse water very effectively. The system relies on the relationship between the animals and the plants to maintain a stable aquatic environment that experience a minimum of fluctuation in ambient nutrient and oxygen levels. As a result, aquaponics uses approximately 2% of the water that a conventionally irrigated farm requires for the same vegetable production.
Every vegetable, herb or fruit tree will have a description card with details about the vitamin and mineral content, medicinal applications and inspiring ways to prepare in meals. The greenhouse is designed to be an experiential education tool for the entire community.
We will also be introducing our partner companies with fertilizers and technologies which have received yields of over 200% growth! The Phoenix Center greenhouses will be a community food source PLUS an example of cutting-edge food production to share with the global community!
The benefits of this system are: