I'm asked how much food can Bessemer Aquaponics grow? How much money and economic development can Aquaponics bring to Greensboro, the Piedmont Triad and North Carolina? The answer varies but the following video from Growing Power, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin non profit founded by retired ABA basketball professional Will Allen shows how they grow 1 million pounds of food per year on 3 acres.
Will Allen only has 3 acres to work with. The track of land we are looking at is over 20 acres-- 33 actually, but part of it is in use.
And remember: the intention of Bessemer Aquaponics is to teach others how to do Aquaponics so that Greensboro, the Piedmont Triad and North Carolina Aquaponics businesses, farms and suppliers can start up with qualified and experienced managers and employees be they urban or rural.
Modern Aquaponics is proven technology developed and perfected over 30 years ago at North Carolina State University at taxpayers expense. All over the world people are capitalizing on North Carolina's investments while we import fish and vegetables at exorbitant prices often with poor quality controls. It's time we called in our investments and invested in ourselves.
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And folks, if I'm the problem I'm willing to walk away to make it happen so don't allow that to be their flimsy excuse.