Food bank sets up own farm to raise fish and vegetables

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Providing food for more than 180,000 meals each month, the Mississauga Food Bank is busy. Half of the food provided is fresh produce, and more is always needed. Deciding to help fill the gap in provisions through in-house farming, the Food Bank has established its own aquaponics system. A combination of farming fish (aquaculture) and soil-less agriculture (hydroponics), the Food Bank’s hydroponics production is called the AquaGrow Farms. Run from a corner of the company’s warehouse, the farm is currently raising tilapia and lettuce. Lettuce is considered a starter product for those new to aquaponics farming, and the Mississauga team…

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