Like everything in life, my focus on things changes. I started this blog to write about the red wine drinking culture and trends in China and then as I meet more people in the wine and food industry they introduced me to the slow food movement, including biodynamic wine growing. I then followed up to reserach more on the slow food philosophy of terra merdre – eating locally – and look for books on what to grow and how to grow, for own consumption, vegetables in China, Hong Kong and Macau. I’d find very few. So I decided to build the resources on my own and keep a journal on all that I can grow in my backyard garden as well as the trials and tribulations of building a hydroponics system in my garden. Then, I found aquaponics which is the latest thinking in growing sustainabily and locally in a fish and plants symbiotic ecosystem. After reseraching for a couple of months in how to build a system (thanks to all the people who are willing to share their experience online), I have put together the parts required to build a prototype aquaponics system on my balcony.
I hope you will enjoy the journey and writing. If you are interested in more information please feel free to comment and ask questions. Sharing is the best way to learn.
- Slow Wine – A New Italian Wine Guide that Looks Beyond the Glass! (charlesscicolone.wordpress.com)
- Slow food in Wales: Organic and locally produced food in Wales, Food (visitwales.co.uk)
- Slow Wine: A New Wine Guide from Slow Food International (chelseagreen.com)
- The Slow Money Movement (betterment.com)
- Family-friendly Urban Aquaponics (milkwood.net)
- 10. How To Build A Basic Aquaponics System (12160.info)
- A tale of the first Malawi aquaponics system. (creativeresourcesbd.wordpress.com)
- KCC harvests sun for aquaponics program (thegardenisland.com)
- What is Aquaponics?: Explain it to Me (urbanfarmgarden.wordpress.com)
- natural wines: part 4 (daysforbeingwine.wordpress.com)