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Scroll through the slides to learn about Lotus Gardens’ aquaponics farming system.

The Basics

Aquaponics is a system in which fish eat and their waste produces ammonia. Beneficial bacteria then convert ammonia into nutrients, supplying plants with natural fertilizer. Aquaponics is a closed loop system as water is continuously recirculated through plant roots. Aquaponics mimics the natural symbiotic relationship between fish and water.

Biofilter

Our aquaponics sytem holds 30,000 gallons of water provided by our onsite well.

Our system starts with a water polisher. This acts as a biofilter for the water entering our four, 1200 gallon fish tanks.

4 VFS'

Our fish tanks drain into four vertical flow seperators (VFS’). Each fish tank has its own VFS, which seperates¬†fish poop.¬†The four VFS’ drain into an aqauculture water waste collector (AWWC), which has shelving units in it to collect whatever solids have gotten past the VFS’ before entering the two middle troughs. Water continuously flows through the troughs, back to a pump, then back into the polisher.

Growing Space Specifics

We have eight rows of 10 ft troughs linked together. There are 44 floating trays in each row with 33 plant spaces in each tray. This makes 1,452 spaces in each trough for a total of 11,616 spaces!

Our Fish

Our four fish tanks are stocked with roughly 3,500 yellow perch per tank. After our first year of operation, we will harvest fish every 90 days. Our fish are fed food from Brookings, SD.

Crude Analysis

The following data can be used to estimate the nutrients our produce receive:

 

  1. Crude Protein: 42%>
  2. Crude Fat: 12%>
  3. Crude Fiber: 4%<
  4. Phosphorus: .75%>
  5. Ash: 8%<

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Community Box Memberships

Community box memberships are one year subscriptions providing a box of produce either weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly depending on which box you choose.

The Healthy Food Community Box includes:

  • 2 Romaine (heads)
  • 2 Green Butter head (heads)
  • 2 Kale (bunches of 6 stocks)
  • 1 Swiss chard (bunch of 6 stocks)
  • 1 Tomato (16 oz)

The regular price for these items is $29.00. With an annual Community Box Membership though, this box is only $23.20 (20% discount). Furthermore, when you pick up from the farm, you get an additional 10% off: $20.88.

This membership box is delivered weekly (only) on every Tuesday or Friday. All community box memberships are annual and members will only be charged at the time of each delivery. If any of the community box produce is not available, replacement produce will be provided.

The Healthy Heart Community Box includes:

  • 4 Romaine (heads)
  • 4 Green Butter head (heads)
  • 4 Kale (bunches of 6 stocks)
  • 2 Swiss chard (bunches of 6 stocks)
  • 2 Tomatoes (32oz)
  • 1 Basil (3oz bunch)
  • One free produce item picked by Lotus Gardens employees

The regular price for these items is $66.45. With an annual Community Box Membership though, this box is only $53.16 (20% discount). Furthermore, when you pick up from the farm, you get an additional 10% off: $47.84.

This membership box is delivered bi-weekly (only) on every other Tuesday or Friday. All community box memberships are annual and members will only be charged at the time of each delivery. If any of the community box produce is not available, replacement produce will be provided.

The Healthy Life Community Box includes:

  • 6 Romaine (heads)
  • 6 Butter Head (heads)
  • 6 Kale (bunches of 6 stocks)
  • 3 Swiss Chard (bunches of 6 stocks)
  • 3 Tomatoes (12 oz)
  • 1 Basil (3oz bunch)
  • 1 Oregano
  • 1 Cilantro
  • 1 Jalapeno Pepper
  • Two free produce items picked by Lotus Gardens employees

The regular price for these items is $120.00. With an annual Community Box Membership though, this box is only $96.00 (20% discount). Furthermore, when you pick up from the farm, you get an additional 10% off: $84.00.

This membership box is delivered bi-weekly (only) on every other Tuesday or Friday. All community box memberships are annual and members will only be charged at the time of each delivery. If any of the community box produce is not available, replacement produce will be provided.

HEALTHY FOOD: CBM #1

HEALTHY HEART: CBM #2

HEALTHY LIFE: CBM #3

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