In 2009 I started looking at options to supplement our food and income. Seeing the Economical situation
around the world is worsening. So in my search I discovered "Aquaponics" it is the combination of raising food fish and growing
vegetables from the waste water of the fish. the gravel grow beds filter the water for the fish as the plants feed off the
nutrients provided by the fish waste. all natural and organic.
As a result I found a simple small scale Aquaponics system called "BarrelPonics" by the inventor Travis Hughey
a missionary to Africa.
This system is perfect for those first starting out and want to understand the in's and out's of Aquaponics.
Below are some pictures and you can see my videos on YouTube under Superblane141.
After getting it all set up I realized this will be a good ministry for others who need to supplement their
incomes and food. it is a low maintenance system. I have held a few seminars one the basics of Aquaponics and given away Travis
Hughey's Manual to all attendeeson a CD free. These seminars give me a chance to share more than just meeting people physical
needs I also take time to address their spiritual needs as well.
I was invited by one of the chief guards at the Penal Farm to teach this to the prisoners so they could learn
how to make a larger one to help supplement the food and funds for the prisoners and the penal farm. But now that plan
is morphed into a plan to help equip and train newly released prisoners.
more on that as it develops