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Community Health – Fishing for Change

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Aquaponics, Sustainable Agriculture

Fishing for change We all have a general idea of how to go about assessing our wellbeing as individuals - but how does one define or measure the wellbeing of a community? One way to form a picture is by looking at variables such as income, employment rates, crime rates, and even school dropout rates … Continue reading Community Health – Fishing for Change

Collateral Damage: The Unexpected Effects of COVID-19 on Endangered Species

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Mountain Gorillas, Sustainable Agriculture, Threatened and Endangered Species, Uganda

COVID-19 and Poaching A silverback gorilla named Rafiki was killed last month by poachers in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, making him the first mountain gorilla to be killed in nine years. The sudden change in poaching norms is said to be a direct result of COVID-19 travel bans: the nation’s tourism industry typically brings … Continue reading Collateral Damage: The Unexpected Effects of COVID-19 on Endangered Species

ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Kit Manual

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Aquaponics, ECO-Cycle Aquaponics Kit, Sustainable Agriculture

Everything you need to know to get growing with the ECO-Cycle.

Low Western Monarch Populations and How Milkweed Helps

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Monarch Butterflies, Sustainable Agriculture

Population Decline Historic record lows of western monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) populations overwintering in California were reported by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. The citizen scientist-lead research reported an 86% decline in monarch populations overwintering in California since last year. What do these numbers represent for the future of monarchs? What is causing this … Continue reading Low Western Monarch Populations and How Milkweed Helps

Aquaponics Innovation Center- We’re Opening!

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Aquaponics, Community Health, Sustainable Agriculture

Here in the Golden State, our water woes are never-ending. Did you know California has the largest population and the largest agricultural industry in the nation? ECOLIFE recognizes we need a new approach to growing food and in response designed and built our own Aquaponics Innovation Center (AIC).  Hailed as the future of agriculture in … Continue reading Aquaponics Innovation Center- We’re Opening!

Designing the Future of Food

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Aquaponics, Community Health, Sustainable Agriculture

Aquaponics System Redesign – The Future of Food ECOLIFE is innovating farming practices to mitigate the natural resource challenges of our generation. According to the United Nations’ projections, the world population is expected to reach nearly 10 billion by 2050. Water, land, and food will continue to become more scarce–unless we take action! Aquaponics Technician … Continue reading Designing the Future of Food