AquaGrow Farms is a sustainable aquaponics farm in the warehouse at The Mississauga Food Bank.
It was created to:
Aquaponics is a form of agriculture that combines aquaculture (fish-farming) and hydroponics (soil-less agriculture). We chose this method of farming because it gives us the opportunity to raise fish and greens year-round for our hungry neighbours.
We have three grow beds and two fish tanks that will produce approximately 645 servings of fish and 10,800 servings of greens each year. All of the healthy greens and protein-rich fish we grow are distributed to our member agencies across Mississauga. From there they are given to hungry members of our community who otherwise would have limited access to fresh, healthy food.
If you’d like to learn more about what happens at AquaGrow Farms, we would love to have you visit! We hold interactive, educational tours every 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:00pm. Please RSVP to Colin Cotton at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-270-5589 x231. If you are interested in bringing a school, corporate or community group for a tour at another time, please contact Colin to arrange a date and time. We even have a specialized tour just for kids!
Please visit our Volunteer Calendar to register for any posted AquaGrow Farms volunteer opportunities.
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AquaGrow Farms is made possible by the generosity of the Ontario Trillium Foundation who is funding the cost of setup and 2 years of operating costs.
Thanks to Enbridge for their sponsorship of AquaGrow Farms in 2017.