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How to Make a Simple 5 Gallon Bucket Aeroponics System

The 5 gallon bucket aeroponic system is very simple to make and operate. It was designed to provide a compact and inexpensive way to grow food using 5 gallon food-grade buckets. The unit is only filled with less than 2 … Continue reading

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How to Make a Simple Aeroponics System

Aeroponics is a really simple and worry-free way to grow and clone veggies and herbs. Aeroponics is growing vegetation without soil, but the roots are suspended and sprayed with water and/or nutrient solution. It is a worry-free way to clone … Continue reading

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Goat Milking Hand Pump

Attach one air tubing to the plumbing pieces and the other to the hand pump.

We were looking for a way to milk our goat more efficiently than using the hand and bucket method when we stumbled on a home made goat milking machine. The hand powered device uses an automotive tool, a hand vacuum … Continue reading

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Goat Milking Stand

The goat milking stand shown with a 5 gallon bucket.

We have been spending a lot of time with our Dwarf Nigerian milking goat, Honey. Her kids are weened so she is in full dairy production. We milk her twice a day so a sturdy and comfortable milking stand is … Continue reading

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Raised Aquaponic Garden Bed

Raised Aquaponic Garden Bed

Although we have had great success growing our vegetation inside the Garden Pool, it is time for us to expand to the rest of the backyard. The more we expand our vegetative growth, the more fish we can raise. What we … Continue reading

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Laundry Gray Water Recycling to Grow Food

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We live in the Sonoran Desert so water is very precious here. Gray water is waste water that a household generates from sources like bathing and washing clothes that typically account for about 50-80% of potable water use. We have … Continue reading

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Shower Water Recycling – Using Gray Water to Grow Food

shower gray water recycling

We have been wanting to finish this project for a while. Well, we finally found the pump we wanted to make it happen. The pump we used is powered by the Garden Pool solar setup. This should add a substantial … Continue reading

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Black Soldier Fly Composter / Automatic Chicken Feeder

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We have had much success harvesting Black Soldier Fly Larvae to feed our chickens, but we needed a new design. After much thought, this is the design that we have come up with. We designed this unit with these things … Continue reading

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Introduction to Shelfponics

Here is the bookshelf aquaponic system 4 weeks after construction.

Shelfponics, a term first coined here, is the Garden Pool team’s original invention and is available for purchase. Click Here to order a Shelfonics Kit by GardenPool.org. Here is how we invented shelfponics: So I was looking at an unused … Continue reading

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Getting Started in Barrelponics

Here is our completed project. We added a small piece of chicken wire to cover the mouth of the fish barrel. We also added outlet tubing to prevent overflow. These tubes are mounted about 1 inch below the top of the hydroton.

While we have had fun with aquaponics in an old swimming pool, we decided it would be a good idea to feature an aquaponics resource that is more readily available. Not everyone has an old pool but anyone can pick … Continue reading

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