Thursday, February 18, 2010

Aquaponics in the New York Times

There's an article in the New York Times Home section today about aquaponics. From the article:
Aquaponic gardens use fish, water and no soil — and may be the future of food growing.

Well, that's what Martine Schreibmand has been saying for quite a while now. Under his direction, AREAC has been raising tilapia in the basement of the Ingersoll Hall Extension for years. Soon, the greenhouse on the roof of the building will be complete, and hopefully, a full blown aquaponics operation will begin there. Right now, Martin and Rob Dickie are expanding their aquaponics operation downstairs. AREAC is ready, willing and able to lead the aquaponics and sustainable food production charge in Brooklyn and the other boroughs.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Juergen returns with gusto

Juergen Polle has returned to AREAC and Brooklyn College following his sabbatical. During his absence, research associates and students remained busy at AREAC isolating algae strains to screen for biofuel production. Now that he's back, the research will be sure to continue...especially since Juergen has recently been awarded close to a million dollars to continue his work.

Brooklyn College Research Scientists Receive Grants of More than $3 Million

Martin becomes a YouTube sensation

I just found out about this video clip of Martin from about a year ago. He's discussing his current passion...aquaponics. I'll let him do the talking, so have a look.