Many of you will already be aware of the The Water Garden’s crowdfunder campaign for an aquaponic farm in Hampshire.
If you haven’t or need a reminder, they have made a handy video that explains it all in around two minutes. Check here. <link- http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/thewatergarden>
Founded by biologists, Alan Walker and James Lyon, The Water Garden claims to be able to grow more food but for less of an environmental impact.
This kind of sustainable intensification <link-http://www.futureoffood.ox.ac.uk/sustainable-intensification> of agriculture is considered a solution to future challenges for our food system. More so many have questioned whether it is even possible <link-http://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/blog/2014/08/08/is-it-possible-for-the-uk-to-ensure-agricultural-intensification-is-sustainable/ >. The pair hope to develop a model of a commercial aquaponic farm that proves a ‘sustainably intensive’ farm could work, “by growing more food while giving back to nature”.
Many of us have already pledged and since launching on December 1st The Water Garden has reached £1370 of their £10,000.
Alan wanted to say:
“Thanks to everyone that has pledged already, the support has been great. Crowdfunding only works if you share your good deed, so remember, tell everyone about it.”
For those that haven’t pledged, the closing date is 25th December. They have got some great looking rewards, so get in before it’s too late.
Oh, it’s all or nothing- if they don’t reach their £10,000 total they don’t receive a thing.
Together we could help budge them closer to their target.
You can learn more and pledge at their crowdfunding page. < link- http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/thewatergarden>
Discover what else the pair are doing check out their website. <link- www.thewatergardenfarm.com>
Alan Walker, The Water Garden