The fish are finally in!  A couple of weeks ago, after testing ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, pH, chlorine and everything else under the sun in our aquaponic system, we arrived at the point where we were finally ready to bring in the fish. We added twenty-five baby tilapia to our fish tank and dubbed them the first bunch of a long lineage of fish to dwell within those plastic walls. The idea behind the aquaponic system is to sustainably produce a variety of food throughout the year in an almost self-sufficient, growing system that uses the nutrients from the fish to produce garden life inside of the adjacent greenhouse.

We are a couple of weeks into the first growing cycle and have added tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers to the system.  The fish are happy, healthy and growing and the plants seem to be doing the same. It is still early on in the process, but as for now, the smiles on our faces reflect the smiles that we see on the faces of our new-found aquatic friends! Thanks for all of the prayers and continue to pray for the sustainability and production of life in our gardens!

So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. – 1 Corinthians 3:7