The latest trend in sustainable food seems to be aquaponics, where fish are raised for meat and their waste used to fertilize crops in one happy, green little system, but some are thinking there are bigger fish to fry that could spell great news for defunct chicken farms in the southern U.S.: gaterponics.
According to Friendly Aquaponics, this is how it would work:
Here’s how it works: get yourself a small to middle-sized defunct chicken farm, either in a foreclosure sale at ten cents on the dollar, or as a long-term lease of ten years or more duration. Ideally, you would find one that has chicken houses with four-foot-high concrete walls that the rest of the chicken house rests on: this type of chicken house is ideal for conversion into both alligator pens and greenhouses for your vegetables.
And that’s only the beginning, but critics have pointed out that salmonella-laden lizard fertilizer isn’t exactly what one wants feeding their farm, not to mention, if factory farming chicken seems a bit cruel, penning alligators can’t be too much better in a PR sense.
Plus, when people start going missing in the area, you know the first place they’re checking is the gator farm.
Full story at Treehugger.
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