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Introducing: The Farm, our Aquaponics Greenhouse

It has been a busy summer, and we are happy to announce that our new focus is The Farm in Burleson, our production facility located at 7512 FM 2738.  The Aquaponics Greenhouse, our “Aquahouse,” is operational, with happy fish and growing plants. Now, with the arrival of cooler weather, we expect to harvest lettuce and bok choy on a weekly basis! As exciting as that is, we also have tomatoes, cucumbers and pole beans growing, two types of basil thriving, plans for vertical towers…

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We’re Growing!

We listen! And what we have heard is that there is a growing interest in hydroponics. Last April, at Earth Day Texas, Green Phoenix Farms had a display booth located in a row that also featured several hydroponics displays. Also at Earth Day, Adam Cohen was a part of a panel discussion on sustainable growing methods. As is usual in such situations, aquaponics was described to the audience as a closed loop system that incorporates aquaculture and hydroponics in a…

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There’s much more than corn in the Heartland!

By Adrienne Cohen First stop: Anton’s in Kansas City A destination visit to an unusual eatery was the primary reason for an overnight stop in Kansas City the beginning of October in conjunction with a trip to Iowa for the Eating Words Conference. Sponsored by the Edible Institute, the workshop for food writers was planned by the same group that publishes “Edible” Magazines in nearly 100 cities, including Dallas-Worth. Their editorial focus is on sustainability and healthy food, and the…

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Ultra-Scrim now available!

We are happy to announce that a quantum advance has now been made in materials available for Aquaponics. Until very recently, the choices available for water-proof liners used in Aquaponics has been limited pretty much to EPDM Pond Liners, Dura-Skrim, and re-purposed Billboard Tarps. All of these will work, that much is for sure, and some could even be used in a Certified Organic Facility…. But, they all had drawbacks as well — the Billboard Tarps often had micro-holes in…

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New Class Schedule for 2015

Welcome to the New Year! Green Phoenix Farms have been thinking lately about how many people we have met over the last 5 years and the amazing things that we have seen with Aquaponics. Though our schedule has been crazy with projects, we have been working hard to make sure that we have planned some time to make sure that all of our community members out there have access to the information that they need. To that end, we have…

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Some thoughts on eating well, good food, and the future of farming

By Adrienne Cohen Lia will be back on Friday, with some new fall recipes, but today, I’ll offer you a little nourishment for the mind, at least as important as the other kind. Food Forward “Across the country, a vanguard of food rebels–farmers, chefs, fishermen, teachers, scientists, and entrepreneurs–are creating inspired, but practical solutions that are nourishing us and the planet. These are stories America needs to hear.” That’s from a promotional announcement of a PBS Show called Food Forward. If…

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Growth Update – Week 11 in our Demo Systems

Right now, we’re looking ahead to the new Green Phoenix 1000 system that is just about ready to go into service here at our headquarters in Mansfield. This is a demonstration version of a small production Aquaponic system. This system is specifically designed to maximize the production capable within a 20 X 50 foot hoop house. Please check back soon for more information about this system and the other systems in the Green Phoenix series (500, 2000, and 3000). We promise that…

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The Good Food Revolution

I don’t know about you, but I have had several life events in the past few years that have made me reconsider what I felt was important and the direction that I was heading in. While all were important, the single greatest catalyst for change in my life has been the birth of my son. It was this event, that more than any other, that guided my decision to become a farmer. But where did this decision come from? I…

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