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Aquaponics: It is a mutual beneficial cycle that grows plants and raising of fish by combining aquaculture with hydroponics techniques. Water containing fish waste matter once transformed by bacteries is used as the nutrient solution for the plants being raised; the plants suck up the nutrients while help clean up the water that is returned to the fish. Unlike traditional farming methods, no chemical fertilizers are needed for the plants: they all come from the fish-waste. It also tends to be organic, because the use of pesticides would be damaging to the fish. It is a techqnique that that been used for centruries by the Aztecs as well as in China and Thailand. 

Compost: A mixture of organic matter, as from leaves and manure, that has decayed or has been digested by organisms, used to improve soil structure and provide nutrients. Composting is a form of waste disposal where organic waste decomposes naturally under oxygen-rich conditions. In addition to food waste, yard waste, such as grass clippings and leaves, can also be added to compost containers.

Food forest: Forest gardening is a food production and land management system based on replicating woodland ecosystems, in which trees and plants have been replaced by fruit and nut trees, bushes, shrubs, herbs and vegetables which have yields directly useful to humans. An edible forest garden is a perennial polyculture of multipurpose plants aim to be a low-maintenance sustainable plant-based that provides food, medicine and more. We select species based on their relationships or functional connections in such a way that they mimic the structure and functions found in a natural ecosystem and create resilent agriculture/food systems. Special characteric is that they become more productive with the time. 

Hugelkultur

Liquid compost tea 

Soil amendments

Worm-compost