Diggers, along with Worcester Roots and Stone Soup, are building a pilot aquaponic greenhouse at Stone Soup Community Center, 4 King St, Worcester to create jobs and provide healthy food to low income residents. One of the principle goals is to produce and distribute healthy food for low-income Worcester residents.
What’s an aquaponics system? It’s a growing system that mimics a natural symbiotic relationship between fish and plants. You can harvest produce and fish! No outside fertilizers are needed and since the water cycles through the system, it uses 90% less water.
We are starting two interesting garden projects this week. The first is a series of stone retaining walls up a steep hill, forming a terraced hillside garden. The second project is a spiral shaped stone patio, with lined with a retaining wall on one side and benches on the other. There will also be a natural log retaining wall adjacent to the patio and intensive planting of perennials throughout.
Some photos from a stone walkway job we did for Pure Juz on Highland St Worcester: