Podcast 085: Aquaponics and Hydroponics with Ro Elgas
Ro Elgas from A Bee Organic is back on the show to discuss with us the process of hydroponic and aquaponic farming. This is a specialized type of farming that utilizes water-based environments to grow efficiently numerous plants and aquatic life.
The USDA Organic is a powerful marketing tool with recognized value to consumers. USDA Organic production methods help to protect our pollinators, frogs, and soil ecology. When compared to conventional chemical methods, organic cultivation benefits farmworkers and the health of their unborn children. Included under the organic seal is the verification that products are produced without GMO’s, Irradiation, and sewer sludge. It’s no surprise that the organic label brings a marketplace premium.
A Bee Organic is an accredited Certification Agency (ACA) that has been in operation since 2010. Certifying agents are responsible for ensuring that USDA organic products meet or exceed all organic standards. That means our clients need to know the standards to create vibrant, successful organic operations.
It’s A Bee Organic’s policy to encourage our clients to read through pertinent NOP definitions and regulations and then to ask as many questions as desired. Questions are important because the rule and your operation are interrelated. At A Bee Organic, we demonstrate our belief that organic is our future through our ongoing client care.
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:
• What is aquaponic and hydroponic farming?
• What are the issues surrounding this type of farming?
• The controversy behind farming in this manner
• Can aquaponic and hydroponic truly be organic?