Sustainability is about doing more with less, and nature does it best. At BlueGreen Farms, we see this in the interrelationship between the natural ecosystems of plants and fish. BlueGreen Farms' technology integrates and exploits the synergies of these ecosystems by bringing together well developed hydroponic and aquaculture processes. At the core of BlueGreen Farms' innovative approach is BlueGreen Farms' Synergistic Greenhouse Systems©. Synergistic Greenhouse Systems© significantly reduces agricultural input costs by utilizing a series of proprietary systems and methods that facilitate the allocation of recycled and recovered resources between hydroponic and aquaculture systems without influencing the ability to independently optimize each system.
Traditional open-field farming is heavily dependent on significant water, fertilizer, pesticide and fuel usages resulting in serious environmental impacts and food safety issues. Similarly, traditional fish farming in open ponds results in discharge of pollutants and antibiotics used to treat diseases into the environment resulting in deleterious environmental impacts and human health issues. Through BlueGreen Farms Synergistic Greenhouse Systems© and biosecurity protocols, BlueGreen Farms is able to eliminate the need for pesticides and antibiotics, resulting in a more sustainable form of agriculture that holds the key to food security.
Key to BlueGreen Farms Synergistic Greenhouse Systems© is the water-nutrient cycle (see the illustrative schematic supra). Plants require water, nutrients, sunlight and carbon dioxide to photosynthesize food; they then release oxygen as a metabolic product into the atmosphere. Fish require water, food and dissolved oxygen to live and grow. As fish grow, they release carbon dioxide and nutrients as metabolic products. BlueGreen Farms Synergistic Greenhouse Systems© takes these natural biological processes and systematically recycles and recovers the byproducts of each of these natural biological processes and utilizes them in the other. E.g., the carbon dioxide and nutrient byproducts of the fish are recycled and recovered and are applied to plant roots for uptake during photosynthesis, the oxygen that is then subsequently released by the plants through photosynthesis is then returned to the water for use by the fish.
“In the United States, nearly 90% of its seafood consumption is procured from foreign sources. ”
“64% of consumers feel strongly about keeping their food dollars local.”
“53% of consumers said they made a conscious effort to buy locally grown produce.”
“53.38 million consumers within 300 miles of Yaphank (17% of the United States population).”
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