Our LIBERTY leap into AQUAPONICS has begun!

For almost 3 years now I have been intrigued and fascinated with the science and responsible beauty of aquaponics. In 2011, I actively discussed moving my family to a place where we could do it, and now, although via a circuitous and totally unexpected route, the actual hands on journey has begun here in the Dallas area.

The overarching ‘Christ-gatey-ness’ of aquaponics is the liberating affect of food independence. Food independence is taking responsibility for your own property and family. Your God given liberty wants to extend into your real life, and food independence is a vital component of that.
More on the nature of that in future posts.

Aquaponics is simply the coolest innovation to achieve this independence by naturally controlling a food producing eco-system in a small space. You can think of it as victory gardens on steroids. So here on Christ Gate I will discuss our personal journey into it as newcomers and seek to help others along the way. My intention is to have a video log of the whole build process, and mix in the needs and opportunities related to aquaponics along the way. This should be fun!

So, as we start the actuals of all this, here are the videos of my initial greenhouse build:

Genesis 1:29
And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.”

James 1:25
But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.

John 10:10
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

Acts 20:35
In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

Disclaimer: I don’t know anything close to what a REAL framer knows. So if you want the best how-to’s for framing wisdom, you will find better videos out there. Take mine as an inspiration that if ‘this guy can do it, I can do it too’. What matters is that a project like this in your own backyard is ACCESSIBLE to you. I am merely a fellow student in rapidly forming new urban farming discipline, so my invitation to you is to follow along and joyfully do likewise, seeking knowledge wherever you can.

Until next time…


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