This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Researcher, teacher, and farmer Angela TenBroeck makes a passionate case for Aquaponics as a Triple Bottom Line solution for a business strategy to feed more people with better, cheaper, locally grown food while protecting the environment and earning a profit.
Angela TenBroeck is the Founder of the Center for Sustainable Agricultural Excellence and Conservation (CSAEC) and Farm Operations at Traders Hill Farms. She is passionate about her work, and believes we can live in a world where no one goes without food. Her vision is to use a very simple process known as Aquaponics to change the way we view agriculture in the 21st century.
Her work is focused on helping people see the value of using sustainable agriculture techniques to change the way we “do” farming, where we not only farm but also increase the amount of food we can produce. She has been fortunate to be able to research and design systems at a farm in North Florida known as Traders Hill Farms. The farm is a large community service project that repurposes former chicken farms into aquaponic grow spots. Traders Hill Farms continues its commitment to the community by offering an apprentice program.
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